Circumcision for a young Xhosa male is a rite of passage. On their return from the bush they have to adhere to a dress code for a certain length of time. Lighting a match when meeting up with a fellow bush graduate also carries a significance.

I did these portraits as a record of 2 young men I had been closely involved with throughout their youth and education. The 2 black and white shots were done of the boys many years before as the modelled for a shoot for me.