Since 2005 I have been the only photographer commissioned to photograph the annual maintenance shutdown that happens on Table Mountain.
My exhibition – Man, Machine and A Mountain, is a visual interpretation of what happens during the shutdown. It is engineering on a grand scale and I’ve always seen it as man, working with machine in a very unique environment.
Lunch atop a skyscraper is considered one of the best photographs ever snapped. The image of 11 immigrant workers taking a mid-air meal atop the nearly completed RCA building at New York’s Rockefeller Centre captured the imagination of the world. The danger, the intrigue and how the image was taken for years were part of the Zeitgeist. It’s also one of the first photos to show photography as a true art form. At long last South Africa has its own version – of the men walking the cables of The Table Mountain Aerial cableway during its annual maintenance.”
Adriaan Roets – The Citizen Newspaper