My personal disenchantment with music in South Africa.
During 2010 I set out to capture this phenomenonas part of my BTech project at the Durban University of Technology. Not farinto this year of discovery I decided to document the other side of the beast.I started to accept my owndisenchantment with the industry – with my personal loss of the perception thatmusicians are demigods, the destruction of previous misconceptions of theglamour related with touring, and with music photography in general. I alsowanted to communicate the disenchantment that a large collection of themusicians seemed to have.
The long drives, train rides, the exhaustion.The eight hours in the back of a bakkie just to be told that the band can’tplay a festival they were booked for. The lives of music journalists andphotographers in an industry suddenly saturated. These are images from anuncertain year in South Africa.