Since 1990 I have used a Nizzo Super 8mm movie camera, as well as Sony TR850 and PC 330E camcorders to create guerrilla style documentaries as a record of some iconic adventures by an artist. Professionally produced, these videos are windows into the past and depict a freedom that was available in a different era to those who were happy to take a few risks.
In 2010 I had a solo show at the Everard Read gallery in Johannesburg. Every painting in this show told a story that had its roots deep in my own lifelong journey in search of African wilderness. When I decided to write a very personal essay for the show catalogue I had no idea that it would lead me to several relatives that were unknown to me and also to the Seychelles grave of my long lost father who I had last seen at Mombasa in 1963. This video is the story of that sell out show and the journey that it took me on.