Karoo Moons: A Photographic Journey
Dobson, Richard (photog) ; Mowszowski, Ruben (text)
Published by Struik Publishers (2004)
ISBN 10: 1770070125 ISBN 13: 9781770070127
 
In 2002 my proposal to French GEO magazine, was to go out and discover the Great Karoo: to wander its expanses and photograph the region as a road style photo essay.  This assignment resulted in a truly memorable three-week meander along the side roads in my trusty old Landscruiser and, after travelling approximately 6000km, I returned home a dustry convert.

Longing to return to the magic of the Karoo, I proposed a book idea to Cape Town publishers, Struik.  Dominique Le Roux, their art and photography editor showed immediate interest and support for the idea of a picture book. 

With Struik's encouragement I immediately set about planning a return to the magical realm that is the Karoo.  I needed more photographs, I was compelled to delve deeper into the great exapnses of the Karoo I had missed during my first GEO outing.

For the return adventure I decided it was not appropriae to travel alone. I wanted to share the experience with someone.  I wanted someone who was an outdoors man.  My old school chum, Derek Bezuidenhout came to mind.  He was an outdoors man alright.  He lived on a farm in the Kwa Zulu hihglands.  He was a tough as nails.  He would be perfect. 

I called Derek at Pucketty farm, and to my delight he agreed to come along for the ride.  I was stoked.   Derek was without doubt the best guy in the world to choose for such an ardous trip. 

You see Derek was the quintessential Salt of the Earthman. He had the sharpest of minds. His memory for detail unsurpassed. He had the most wicked sense of humour. He was also 'Derek will fix it'. His life on Pucketty Farm had taught him how to build stuff, weld, sort out faulty engines. He was practical, calm in the face of trouble. He had the constitution of an ox. And boy could he talk. But his talk was full of fact interwoven with snippets of fiction. He had such a lucid mind. He coined the name for my Landcruiser. He called her 'The Beast. And wrote her name on the back window in the dust of many many miles together.... yes together we explored all the myriad dusty back roads.  Covering all the far flung regions of the Karoo, and Derek was happy to help me lug my large format Gandolfi 4x5 plate camera and Mamiya 6x7 medium format cameras around the hot and dusty highways and byways of the great Karoo.   
Once all principle photography was complete, I shopped around for talented writers, and luck would have it,  I found a bushman and Karoo guru, poet, writer and philosoper, a certain Mr Ruben Mowszowski of Kalk Bay. 
 
With Ruben all signed up we were good to go.

Needless to say the resulting book, Karoo Moons was a great success.

Footnote:
Sadly Derek passed away in 2018, and in commemoration of the loss of one of my dearest friends I release this limited edition LARGE format landscape print series.  I have chosen most definltely many of his favourite images from the book.

Richard Mark Dobson
Penang. February 2019.


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