This 5 for 5 photo series focuses on my experience and favorite places in Cape Town, South Africa. Often, when I look over my photos from South Africa I recall my thoughts and emotions of my time in the city. Consequently, after gaining these memories and capturing significant moments I would like to share them with others. Also, I would like to express my emotions behind each photo to viewers. As a result of capturing these moments, these areas in Cape Town have become apart of who I am.
Since each photo evokes a certain emotion, I’ve been working on a few techniques to cause certain photos to spur multiple emotions. From my research, I decided to create the following double exposure series. Personally, this technique allows me to express myself through more than one photograph and give the viewer a different perspective regarding my trip.
My first photo to start the series is from Table Mountain. Being at Table Mountain shaped my perception of Cape Town’s natural beauty. For years I’ve always searched for photos of Table Mountain and Lion Head and I’ve always been amazed at the significance to the city. Table Mountain isn’t just a place to with a significant view but it’s meeting place for tourists.
To my surprise, by being on this mountain I had a chance to meet people from all over the globe. Some people were from Washington, D.C. and many were from countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. Since I met so many people on this mountain, it reminds me of a cultural hub and a gathering place for internationals, tourist and a people of all backgrounds.