I love documentary style photography. Today I spent some time in the very sunny and hot Thabazimbi, South Africa, the mercury managed to hit the 31.1°C (88°F). I took my camera along to the local market, Pondok. The market is run by a local of Thabazimbi, Nicolette, and she has created something special for everyone to enjoy.
South African Christmas Decorations adorn the tree. Christmas is in the peak of summer.
Kids play with the local pet pig.
My wife Liza have a chat to one of the local stall holder, while Grace watches on.
A calm moment during a very busy day.
My brother Jorge who has been a local for for about 9 years, is busy inspecting the wares.
Johan a local chats to Liza about the hash sun to be found in South Africa. He grew up on a farm and as a kid was always forgetting to wear a hat, now he has had several operations to remove melanoma, and has lost an eye to this horrible disease.
Christmas shopping is always so much fun. All these wonderful toy cars are hand made by locals and stay in the community.
The girls have their own priorities when it comes to christmas shopping. All the beads are hand made, before the final necklaces or bracelets are hand assembled.
Why walk when you can run. Cousins go off to explore.
A local boy in a cowboy dress-up, sits and ponders.
The local cowboy poses for the camera.
The busy day continues, although for the kids it is time to reflect and have some quiet time.
The coffee shop has brisk trade, with the shoppers and the sellers taking full advantage of it.
Vincent is a very interesting man to chat to. He is a survivor of a fire and sustained substantial damaged to his lungs. He was told that he would have about 6 months to live, and now a couple of years later he is living testament to willpower. He is still using oxygen, but does not let that deter him as he now has to look after his ailing wife.