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Patrick Botto – The Mouth Painter

Patrick Botto – The Mouth Painter

Painting the way to a new life “You almost feel like a vegetable, you know. You’re like in the way of everybody, banging into things… Also because everything must be done for you now. You must be washed. You must be dressed, your teeth must be brushed… All the little stuff."

Shane Herbst – The Young Businessman

Shane Herbst – The Young Businessman

Running a Village. “Everything you see in here we made with our own hands. From the walls that were built, to the floor, the plumbing and electricity, we did everything ourselves.”

Anton de Villiers – The Book Collector

Anton de Villiers – The Book Collector

House of Books. “I used to rent out DVD’s, but people don’t bring them back, so I’ve converted to books. This room represents my life in a way, because these are the places I’ve been to, people I know, situations I’ve come across, so it’s familiar to me.”

Cynthia Joubert – The Seamstress

Cynthia Joubert – The Seamstress

Golden thread through Friemersheim. “Now, I always ask, why did the Lord - now that I’m older, because I’m already turning 63 - why did He make the work come in now? But I guess He had a time for everything. I had to have quieter times, and I had to learn a lot to get to where I am. But age is only a number.”

Donovan Storm – The Flamboyant Waiter

Donovan Storm – The Flamboyant Waiter

Taking Route 62 by Storm. “As people know me, I’m gay and so on, and people are nice with me and they’re not turning their backs on me and stuff, and I like that. My viewpoint is, I like it here in Barrydale, because people are accepting us.”

Tawanda Chidakwa – The Goat Herder

Tawanda Chidakwa – The Goat Herder

Goats and music. “In Harare, I started studying about agriculture. But I didn’t like agriculture, though. I used to bunk some lessons, in high school. It’s quite boring. But now I regret it, because now I’m going to have to do those things on my farms.”

Ingrid Nuss – The Dream Artist

Ingrid Nuss – The Dream Artist

Painting from imagination. "As a kid, I was fascinated by outer space. Just the sense of perspective it gives me when I take my mind there... It’s almost as if I feel like this planet is my home rather than South Africa, specifically."

Lesley Startin – The Horse Whisperer

Lesley Startin – The Horse Whisperer

The mystery behind animal communication. "There’s so much to animal communication. Nobody ever knows everything, it’s a continual learning curve. It’s something that I think everybody has to find their own way into. People can put you on the road, but you got to find your own way down it."

Liam Bennett – The Child Actor

Liam Bennett – The Child Actor

Ten-year-old TV star. “I don’t actually know when I started getting into acting. I think when I was small, my mother and father always used to say I was overdramatic - today, they still say I’m overdramatic. I think sometimes I am. If it’s meant to be, I would want to be an actor someday."

Natasja van Zyl – The Safari Guide

Natasja van Zyl – The Safari Guide

Wildlife through the lens of a field guide. “My love for nature actually stems from my grandparents. My grandmother, she absolutely loved the animals. So it’s actually really cool to able to do something that I know they’re proud of. I’ve always said, since I was very small, that I want to be a game ranger, to be somebody that sits in the front of the vehicle and tells everybody about the animals."