Sam Reinders

swartberg-for-the-soul: What does it feel like to be somewhere? To truly be. There. And how can you ever explain this precise feeling to another. There is no answer to these questions. One of life’s miracles is the individuality of feeling, the selfishness of feeling. What it truly feels like to be in a place is a uniquely personal experience. How do you convey something’s beauty. Share it? The Swartberg Mountains and the hairpin bends of engineering wizardry that make it passable, inspire me to feel. It has a special place in my heart’s atlas. Words can’t do the job of describing what I feel. These photographs represent a visual attempt to close the gap of selfishness – to attempt to share the unique feeling of a place – the vertiginous ribbons of twisted road, the smell of dust, the granite texture of the towering edifices…