Billy Monk was a bouncer and aspiring photographer who lived in Cape Town during the 1960’s. His photographs were taken with the intention of selling them to the patrons of the clubs he worked in, but his passion quickly turned to capturing images with seedy overtones. He died suddenly in a street brawl after the opening of his first photographic exhibition.
A book is now available that documents all his photographic work from a forgotten era in South Africa’s hedonic party scene.
The Catacombs – ’67 & ’68 – Billy Monk
The Balalaika, December 1969 – Billy Monk