David Goldblatt was born in 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa. He has photographed the structures, people and landscapes of his country since 1948. In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. In 1998 he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2001, a retrospective of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years began a tour of galleries and museums. He was one of the few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. He has held solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum and the New Museum, both in New York. His work was included in the exhibition ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and has featured on shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Barbican Centre in London and in 2018, a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, the 2013 ICPInfinity Award and in 2016, he was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France.
Photography for me is an enigma. I fell into this career by a fortunate accident. Statistics will tell that only 13% of people worldwide will find the job that they love. Photography is my passion. This is my purpose. I strive every day to become better and I love the journey.
Photography has allowed me to travel the globe sharing pivotal milestones and personal events with people who entrust me to capture these priceless memories and allow me to tell their story my way.
I am Martin Short and I have been a professional photographer with over 15 years’ experience based in Gauteng, South Africa. My work like my creativity is constantly evolving. Remaining current with the latest editing and photographic trends you can be assured that your photographs will be mind-blowing mentor aspiring photographers as well as frequently lecture on the subjects of printing and photography.
FUJIFILM South Africa (Pty) Ltd. – Managing Director
Andreas Hauke started off as part of the Brand Team at General Motors in Vienna. Andreas moved to South Africa in 2004 and worked as a Marketing Specialist and started his own company, Hauke Digital, which today produces high-end corporate films, adverts and event productions with a branch in Gauteng & the Western Cape.
His company has also expanded to the design and development of websites. His company runs a few success lifestyle blogs and organizes annual networking events for small creative businesses to improve their skills. Today, Andreas is a keynote speaker focusing on video marketing.
Emma has been working professionally as a photographer since 2004 and her heartfelt portraiture style has won her several awards, along with a collection of national press features. Hailing from the UK, she moved to South Africa in 2009 and has become one of the country’s most sought after photographers.
Working internationally from her base in Johannesburg, Emma caters for private and commercial commissions of the dog and human variety both on location and in studio. Her work is regularly featured on the covers of Pet Prints Magazine and Canine Zone Magazine, and she’s photographed the annual Sandton SPCA calendar since 2012, a project that has raised over R1million to date. She also works commercially and has shot images for Friendship Collar, Pick & Pay and Royal Canin.
Following on from a hugely successful crowd funding campaign, Emma self published ‘Mutts’ her first book in 2017. A collection of rescue dog portraits and inspirational stories, ‘Mutts’ is available to buy in book stores nationwide, on Amazon.com and online here. Sales proceeds are being donated to Sandton SPCA and CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare) two charities Emma supports.
Emma’s work been featured on a variety of national new sites including Kyknet and Beautiful News SA. She is one of a handful of Nikon South Africa brand photographers and runs photography workshops at their base in Midrand.
Mr Carson from Downtown Abbey once famously quoted, “The business of life is the acquisition of memories,” but even more so are those memorable moments and events captured on film for print for ourselves, family and friends to re-live!
That’s what I live and strive for: to capture that fleeting moment that may be lost in time but can be relived on film. It’s with this commitment that I have remained a classic portraiture and photojournalist at heart for more than two decades of photography. My love of line and form recently opened a new career path in the form of Architectural photography and winning the Steel and Construction Award’s Architectural Photograph of the Year was an unexpected accomplishment.
“blah blah blah, I’m a passionate photographer, blah blah blah”. You know the deal, so I won’t bore you with that stuff. The bottom line is that telling your story is what gets me excited.
I’m also super passionate about teaching others how to take great photographs, so I occasionally teach and do talks at various photo schools and expos. I run my own workshops around the country for photographers as well.
I’ve photographed weddings all over the country, but I’m not limited to South Africa.
Geyser Hahn Architects
South African born photographer, Martin Osner (1963), favours a more expressive vision that accords with his visual understanding and spiritual appreciation of the world. After growing up in Johannesburg, Martin soon began to establish a solid reputation as a professional photographer and artist, opening his first photographic studio in 1985. From here, Martin went on to co-found the National College of Photography in 1993; an establishment that today has gone on to become a premier photographic training institution in Southern Africa.
As a multi-award winning artist and being voted the best contemporary international artist 2008 / 2009 by ArtequeArt Volume 3 (Masters of Today), Osner eschews “straight forward” photography. His work is characterized by an urge to explore, with the willingness to experiment. He bears out his belief that simplicity is the cornerstone of successful imaging, by concentrating closely on elemental form, pattern and shape, paired with a necessary sense of restraint.
Today Martin is based in Cape Town, South Africa, where he specialises in a contemporary portfolio of fine art photography, sold through his own signature gallery in Green Point, Cape Town. His collection consists of ghostly abstract renditions, moody landscapes and social documentary imaging, offered in limited edition Gicleé and traditional black & white vintage prints, in a collectors’ market.
From capturing an intimate off- screen moment of Robert de Niro; to Nelson Mandela laughing at his birthday celebration; from innovative images of Emperors Palace to Tiger Woods’ triumphant whoop at the Million Dollar Golf challenge – these are the type of events that acclaimed South African photographer Peter Morey has been excelling at for over 21 years.
It’s no secret that for Peter, photography is both his profession and his passion. And it shows in the broad range of powerful images in his photographic portfolio.
After joining the Pretoria News photographic department in 1981, Peter went on to become its chief photographer, a position he held until resigning in 1990.
A year later, he channelled his creative expertise into his own business venture, Peter Morey Photographic.
Since then his Pretoria-based business has grown steadily, boasting an impressive array of clients that rely on Peter to deliver perfect images on time, every time.
Years as an award winning news photographer have not only enhanced Peter’s photographic expertise, but also honed his visual eye, timing and ability to anticipate the action even before the camera starts clicking.
Despite an enviable reputation in the industry as one of South Africa’s leading corporate, event and celebrity photographers, Peter remains refreshingly humble, down to earth and matter of fact about his achievements.
We are a husband and wife team, specializing in weddings, portraits and lifestyle photography.
Our work is best described as elegant, contemporary, timeless.
We are mainly natural light shooters, aimed at capturing stories that will last a lifetime. Our shooting style on a wedding day is unobtrusive and respectful of the occasion while still maintaining our creative freedom to document your story in the most beautiful way that we can.
With over 400 weddings, including many international destination weddings behind us, our photography has taken us around the globe to capture people’s stories. We hope to capture yours too!
Over the past 8 years we have learnt what it takes to build and maintain a successful photography business in this country and have managed to build our own natural light studio in Northcliff, we hope you will schedule an appointment to come see some more of our work over a cup of coffee
Award winning photographer, Rensche Mari, is a full time professional wedding & portrait photographer. 2017 Marks her 12th year in the industry, over the years Rensche’s work has been featured in numerous international and local wedding magazines and blogs.
Rensche’s approach is shooting with available light and her style has a romantic lifestyle feel to it, one of the things you will see on her blog is how people interact with one another and the bonds they share.
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, but Rensche Mari often travels around Africa and the world to capture special moments for clients. Travels include; New Zealand, Belgium, Dubai, Austria, USA, Mexico, Mauritius, Zambia, Zimbabwe & Mozambique.
Rensche Mari was voted one of the top International storytellers of 2014, 2015 and 2016 for her albums at the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Conference in Vegas and prides herself on the bespoke Fine Art albums she creates. Included in her wedding investment you will get the best quality bespoke album to showcase one of the most special days of your life.
I’m an Aussie living in Africa but working wherever the wildlife calls. I’m a passionate wildlife lover and conservationist at heart with a need for technical excellence in what I do.
What is it that I do? For the last 15 years I’ve worked as a wildlife photographer and cinematographer for clients such as NatGeo Wild, WildAid, United Nations as well as various wildlife NGO’s and non-profits along with commercial campaigns for Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Bvlgari and Converse among others.
I’m a published author with three books under my belt and more to come. I sporadically make videos about wildlife and photography to share my passion and some tech advice.
I also run photographic expeditions all over the world and would love for you to join me!
As much as I dreaded public speaking as a kid, I actually now thoroughly enjoy it, especially because I get to share my passion for wildlife with people as well as all the wild adventures I’m lucky enough to experience as my job. I present internationally so please get in touch if you have a speaking engagement you’d like to discuss.
I’m most active on Instagram, where I post almost daily and include photo tips, settings and behind the scenes.
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