These portraits are from a series I shot in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the area he lives in is known as Beverly Hills. This for me is one of the most interesting portraits I think I have ever taken, apart from the loaded gun on the arm of the sofa adding some extra tension Jackie sits in his lounge sporting stab wounds to his stomach, chest, arms and one to the back of his head. The memorial photo in the background is for an old friend who was recently shot dead outside his home next door, the same old friend who made that near fatal stab to the back of Jackie’s head.

These guys are living in another world unimaginable to most of us.