Something we had been planning on doing for a long time: for the first time shooting a work on one of the many beaches within striking distance of Strijdom’s home base in Stellenbosch. Another first for the project: having to fit in with the tides – low tide clearing a space for Strijdom to work in. Fortunately, given that low tide on this day was around noon, in winter this far south of the equator the light can be soft enough to shoot even towards midday. But every location brings its own challenges. In this case a small group of children on a beach outing and in exuberant Friday morning mood that had to be – nicely – kept from venturing into the work area and destroying the smooth surface of the sand as they were heading to the rocks before we started filming.