Woodstock Photowalk – 25 May 2014
Instagram has become incredibly popular in South Africa and I regularly attend photowalks organised by the various groups around Cape Town. @cityofcapetown is one of the most active and they recently organised a photo walk through Woodstock, Cape Town. The walk was a great success with 65+ Instragrammers attending, including @campbell_colledge who was visiting from Durban! I met a lot of new people and really felt the power of social media where it worked to bring a large group of like-minded people together.
Woodstock is an impoverished suburb once known for its skilled artisans but is unfortunately now home to derelict buildings and poverty stricken families. The suburb is on the upswing however with numerous creative outlets opening their doors there and bringing much needed tourist coins and creating employment. However, this is a good example of urbanisation where high-end luxury is competing for space in poor areas which often further marginalises the poor and enriches the rich. Woodstock is also known for it amazing street artists who and you struggle to find a patch of open wall which has not been adorned by some or other graffiti art piece.
Enjoy the few photos I took with Canon EOS 50D and Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens.