Roger Ballen Photography
Roger Ballen has been a photographer for over 30 years, most of that time spent in South Africa. He likes to make the viewer feel uncomfortable. His shots are dark, mesmerising and frightening. He is the man responsible for the art direction and images of Die Antwoord. And I love him for it.
“I often question whether the face I see in the mirror is mine, and where my thoughts come from. ‘Reality’ is a word that has no meaning to me; it is unfathomable. I would rather express the enigma behind this word than ponder its fundamental nature.
The compositions are very formal. They are simple; they are clear. But inside there is a theatre, a complexity that reflects the human condition in some way.”