Pieces of Home: Tauriq Dolley’s Cape Town

With holiday season fast approaching and many people returning home to see friends and family or simply touch base for a while, we’re asking a few people to show us where they’re from, be it in words, pictures or illustrations.

In the second installment of our Pieces of Home series, portrait and fashion photographer Tauriq Dolley steers us through the winding roads of Chapman’s peak, hops aboard empty Metrorail carriages and ascends the great, rocky heights of Cape Town.

I chose this image because of the nature of the subjects and it's impact on me. It was the supposed 'End of the World', 21/12/2012. People had assembled to watch the sunset, I took a keen interest in the two photographed, stood still for a long time, seemingly in a deep state of introspection as they took in the view.
I chose this image because of the nature of the subjects, and its impact on me. It was the supposed ‘End of the World’ – 21/12/2012. People had assembled to watch the sunset. I took a keen interest in the two photographed, stood still for a long time, seemingly in a deep state of introspection as they took in the view.
This captures the Summer daze that a Cape Town December provides. When December rolls around the spirit of an entire city is palpably lifted.
This captures the summer daze that a Cape Town December provides. When December rolls around the spirit of the entire city is palpably lifted.
February rolls in and everyone is back to their civic duties. After starting my photography course in Cape Town CBD, I bought a disposable camera to document my commutes in the morning. This was my favourite image from the series, an accidental double exposure.
February rolls in and everyone is back to their civic duties. After starting my photography course in the Cape Town CBD, I bought a disposable camera to document my commutes in the morning. This was my favourite image from the series, an accidental double exposure.
Everyone wakes up in darkness for their early commute, Cape Town's damp Winter mornings are a polar opposite to the sunny disposition of Summer. The mood shifts and a city goes into a state of survivalWeather and the spirit of the people seem interlinked in this city.
Everyone wakes up in darkness for their early commute. Cape Town’s damp winter mornings are a polar opposite to the sunny disposition of summer. The mood shifts and the city goes into a state of survival. Weather and the spirit of the people seem interlinked in this city.
It's a sunny Winter morning. Hiking down to Dias Beach, Cape Point while assisting on a shoot I noticed two solitary travellers, roaming the cliff above. The stark and contrasting landscapes in Cape Town have always mesmerised me and this photograph exemplifies that wonder.
It’s a sunny winter morning. Hiking down to Dias Beach, Cape Point while assisting on a shoot I noticed two solitary travelers, roaming the cliff above. The stark and contrasting landscapes in Cape Town have always mesmerised me and this photograph exemplifies that wonder.
Stopped on a windy day along Chapman Peaks' windy road, a decisive moment laid itself before me, capturing a framed moment in time. This image sums up my appreciation for living in a city like Cape Town. From tightknit urban offerings, to cascading mountains surrounding blue skies and water. Most Cape Townians are somewhat jaded to it all, but this image reminds to stop and take it all in.
Stopped on a windy day along Chapman Peaks’ windy road, a decisive moment laid itself before me, capturing a framed moment in time. This image sums up my appreciation for living in a city like Cape Town. From tight-knit urban offerings, to cascading mountains surrounding blue skies and water. Most Cape Townians are somewhat jaded by it all, but this image reminds me to stop and take it all in.
Cape Town's charm is most present in the sububrb of Bo-kaap, injected with the personality and nature of the people. As gentrification hangs over the heads of the people living here, it's heart perseveres.
Cape Town’s charm is most present in the suburb of Bo-kaap, injected with the personality and nature of the people. As gentrification hangs over the heads of the people living here, its heart perseveres.

Looking for more Pieces of Home? Check out Durban through the lens of Niamh Walsh-Vorster.

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