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SHOT in the DARK


Black & White Photographs
of South Africa by Night

by RAYMOND OBERHOLZER

The various places of the earth are also beings,
whose personality is so strong that some people die
of being separated from them.


— Marcel Proust




Paarl Churchyard

Oude Kerk Churchyard, Paarl

Ceres Showroom

Car Showroom, Ceres

Paarl Sidewalk

Sidewalk, Paarl

Wollesley Truckstop

Truck Stop, Wollesley

Ceres Bridge

Hump-back Bridge, Ceres

Rawsonville Wagon

Wagon on Main Street, Rawsonville

Brenton Boathouse

Boathouse, Brenton-on-Sea

Knysna Boats

Boats at rest, Knysna Lagoon

Clarens Toadstool Garage

Toadstool Garage, Clarens

Harrismith Garage

Back Street Garage, Harrismith

Hyde Park Footbridge

Hyde Park Footbridge, Johannesburg

Parktown Dish Shop

Dish Interior Shop, Parktown North

Graaff Reinet

Bakkie and Cottage, Graaff Reinet

Graaff Reinet Dorp House

Dorp House, Graaff Reinet

Tulbagh Graveyard

Graveyard Wall, Tulbagh

Ficksburg Sidewalk

Sidewalk, Ficksburg

Grahamstown Bakery

Paula’s Bakery, Grahamstown

Sandton Spiral Stairway

Spiral Stairway, Sandton

Sandton Citigroup

Citigroup, Sandton

Hillbrow Tower

Hillbrow Tower, Johannesburg

East London Sasol

Sasol Filling Station, East London

Clocolan Shell

Shell Filling Station, Clocolan

Victoria Wharf

Victoria Wharf, Cape Town

Observatory Hardware

Dominion Hardware, Observatory

Graaff Reinet Scavenger

Diesel Scavenger, Graaff Reinet

Life is an affair of people not of places.
But for me life is an affair of places and that is the trouble.


— Wallace Stevens


All Photographs Copyright © 2001-2014


Raymond Oberholzer