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A Country Doctor

Like so many other professionals his age, Pete Reinders dreamt – for years – of moving to a small town, of opting out, of breathing out. It took some years (mostly waiting patiently for his kids to fly the coop) but in 2004 the dream finally became a reality and he moved to Prince Albert in the Karoo. Life in the fast-paced city is now firmly in his rear-view mirror. And he’s not turning around.
Pete is not just any regular plattelander, though. He’s my also my father. These photos are a result of years of watching proudly as he (and my mother) adjusted to a new life in the Karoo.
Moving there was never a retirement plan. It can be argued that he’s busier now than he ever was in his city practice. But it’s a different kind of busy. There is a happiness that oozes from him as he goes about his work and life. When I asked him to answer a few questions about these photos, he chatted so long my phone battery eventually died…
Regrets? “Not a single one…”

This photo essay – something that I thought I would never see the light of day – was one of the best things I had published last year and I’m really proud of it.

I’ve decided to keep working on this project….

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Prince Albert

Was on assignment for Weg/go! magazine this weekend – shooting a feature on Prince Albert, as their “Town of the Month”. Seeing as though Prince Albert is one of my favorite places on earth, and that it is, infact, home… it was a pretty special assignment. Got to hug my mom, drink a glass of red with my dad and cuddle my dogs. In the name of work, of course. One of those assignments that reminds me why I do what I do. Oh, and did I mention that the light was at its very Karoo best?