Charles Johnstone

Abandoned Heartland Series, currently on show at Gallery F

Each year Charles criss-crosses through the large South African heartland with no particular agenda other than to find interesting subjects and beautiful landscapes to shoot. “ I love to engage with the people as well as the landscapes, I find it good for the soul”

“This body of work was born out of several years of coming across lonely, abandoned homesteads on these travels. Their story and physical presence are fading and I felt an urge to attempt to capture their mystery.

If these images hold your attention for just a second longer, then I guess you find these abandoned places as alluring as I do. They do have a story, but we can only imagine.”