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W: 600mm x H: 400mm
W: 24" x H: 16"
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About "Cape Storm"
Isn't it strange how our moods seem to change with the weather. Taken in De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape I saw this storm brewing. But guess what? The storm blew away and never happened. When I look at this beautiful photograph I always see the light above and it reminds me that we can keep on smiling no matter what.
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I am a photographer/artist based in Johannesburg.
The windstorm was coming up fast and I could hardly see a thing through the sand in the air, trying to protect my camera from all the dust I looked in front of me and saw this little African girl walking on a single dirty road trying to get back to her village before the storm broke.
Without thinking I took aim with my camera and the rest is history. This was the first amazing photograph that I took, I was 16 at the time and on route to the Okavongo swamps in Botswana.
33 years later I am still taking photographs of the world around me. I left the corporate world 12 years ago to pursue my hobby full time.
Am I an artist? well I would like you to be the judge of that. Am I a perfectionist, yes only when it comes to my photography.
My favourite photo ever taken? you guessed it...the photo I took when I was 16.
Having sold photographs in galleries around South Africa and seeing them hanging on clients walls is what does it for me. When someone just loves a masterpiece that I have created it makes it all so worthwhile.
With the advent of Photoshop I have become totally addicted. I'm not old school and believe that a bit of Photoshop makes the world of difference.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it.
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