Nikki Rixon


Growing up by nikkirixon1

“I’ve heard that it’s possible to grow up – I’ve just never met anyone who’s actually done it. Without parents to defy, we break the rules we make for ourselves. We throw tantrums when things don’t go our way, we whisper secrets with our best friends in the dark, we look for comfort where we can find it, and we hope – against all logic, against all experience. Like children, we never give up hope…”               By Meredith Grey

My Niece Natasha has grown up so quickly, it seems the other day I shot this image of her on Kommetjie beach.

Now soon to be 15 she is roping me in to do modelling shoots for her!

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Transkei New Years – 2009/2010 by nikkirixon1

We had an amazing time in the Transkei, it was really great to get out of the city. Had a bit of a rocky start, an hour into our journey the radiator of our bakkie blew. At least we weren’t too far from home! The AA towed us back home, we swapped bakkies (luckily there was another we could borrow) and set off again. We took a slow trip up enjoying the open space and met awesome people along the way.

An African man walks home after visiting his friends in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

An African grandmother sits on her bed looking at her granddaughter in their rondavel in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa

A portrait of African twins sitting on a blue chair, there is a dumbell wrapped in rags next to them in their home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

An African grandmother sits on a blue chair watching her grandson play with a dumbell in their rondavel - Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

A portrait of a young African girl sitting on a blue chair, there is a dumbell wrapped in rags next to her in her home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

An African girl looks out the window of her home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa. The wall has been painted with graffiti by her brother

An African woman sits next to a pile of dry beans, grown from their garden while she crushes corn with a pestle and mortal at home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

A portrait of an African woman against a mud wall in her home in Coffee Bay - Transkei, South Africa

An African woman sits on her bed while her daughter sweeps the floor. Her other childen sit on the floor and look on - Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa, Africa

A young African boy sits on a bed in his home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa. The bed is placed on bricks in the belief that this stops an evil spirit called a "Tokalosh" from climbing onto the bed & causing mischief.

African girl sits on a bed next to her son in their home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa

A young African woman who suffered a stroke sits on a wooden bench in her home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa

An African boy stands against the wall of his home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.

An African boy sits on a chair with shoes hanging on the wall above him, listening to his mother in their home in Coffee Bay, Transkei, South Africa.




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