Cape Town through the lens of Billy Monk

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

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , ,

2 thoughts on “Cape Town through the lens of Billy Monk

  1. hectiqueboutique says:

    Reblogged this on hectique boutique.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: