Herman van Bon Photography

Fine Art Photography, Napier, South Africa.


Keep investing in your childlike imagination is one of Herman’s many quotes. He once traveled around the world as a  technical photojournalist, nowadays he has been enjoying the beautiful, untouched nature in South Africa for almost 18 years now. 
Herman finds inspiration in the same nature. The perfect picture in the early morning is only the beginning of his creative journey:
” I like to explore the possibilities and limits of digital art, I just let it flow to see where it can go, sometimes the end result appears quickly, sometimes the creative process takes months and other times  the creation dies in its own beauty”. 

Some reviews:

“Born in the Netherlands and currently living in Napier, South Africa, Herman van Bon explores the poetic qualities of photography — sometimes literally, like in his series of photo haiku. His images highlight the ethereal beauty of the landscapes around him, and the above photo is no exception; we loved how so much of the visual action takes place in the sky, with terrestrial life — trees, grass — merely a secondary character in a much bigger story”. – Ben Huberman (WordPress)

“Wat T.T. Cloete in sy gedig sê is waar: ‘die aarde is deur een dichter gemaak’. Mensen soos Herman van Bon het die gave om dit dmv fotografie vast te lê …. Dankie!” – Awie van Wyk

“The Hieronymous Bosch of the digital era”. – Lizia Nieman (RIP), L’Art Niemaclature

“Absolute fantastic”. – Hettie Saayman

“In the Eye of the Beholder of Herman van Bon is a surprising and lovely image from South Africa” – Review of groups exhibition in LAC Los Angeles in LA-Times

“Herman van Bon has an amazing eye for capturing beauty”. – Kamalini Govender in Tales and Dreams (USA)

“You’re so welcome – I just love the inventive, nuanced, beautiful and surprising work you keep doing. Keep it up!” – Douglas Moorezart

“For the love of BEAUTY …… the photography of Herman van Bon …. this kind of work really hits me so deep that I feel sparks flying inside my head and the inspiration to produce MORE art then just wells up naturally within me. Thank you, Herman van Bon ….” – Johan J. Steyn

117 thoughts on “About

  1. uthamz says:

    Amazing pictures , Herman ! Keep going !


    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Pleased to meet you. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. M. L. Kappa says:

    What beautiful photographs! I’m glad I discovered you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!! 😀 (and for the follow!)


  4. You have an amazing eye for capturing beauty. Really great blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I enjoyed your YouTube video. You have some nice effects.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you for the link. I really appreciate this!!!

      Greetings from Napier (Overberg),


  6. Rudi says:

    I’m absolutely totally blown away by your work. Your mastery of Various applications to enhance your images with HDR effects etc is amazing. I’m in awe of such finery.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank You!!! 😀 😀 😀


  7. Rudi says:

    Thanks for response, you must have a very nice camera to take such fine pictures. Go well.

    Liked by 1 person

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