Bracken Hill Jan 09: Willy Watson
Please view this image large, thanks. Apologies to those members who voted soon after upload - I had to take it down to apply some selective sharpening.
Willy Watson, who is now 57, has lived at Bracken Hill outside picturesque Knysna since birth. He used to be a lumberjack, but now sells flowers to passing motorists along the N2 motorway. I bought two succulents from him, which I potted: 'Willy' and 'Watson'.
He took some convincing to be photographed. I started at the road, where he was selling, and then we moved to his house. This image was captured in a shady spot alongside his house. In the end he wanted me to photograph him in so many situations, and I had to promise to bring at least five prints of each image back to him next time I visit those shores again.
Thanks for visiting,