About

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” 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”. 
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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. A buddy of mine is a retired newspaper editor, and he uses Sony Alpha DSLR’s. You made a good choice. I have seen 11X14 and 16X20 prints of his work. The colors and sharpness are unbelievable. So much better than my old Nikon DSLR’s. Am currently using a couple of Coolpix series Nikons. The quality is crap, but at least they fit in my pocket; and that has led to some “Kodak Moments” in which I was prepared to take the shot.

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  2. Thank you for your ‘like’ bringing me here – your work is stunning. I am a mere baby at 39, and my photography is purely just for me at the moment, but as a wheelchair user, I want to try and show anyone who cares to pass my blog by the view from my perspective. So glad I have found you, as I am enjoying learning all the time.

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  3. Hello Herman,
    Good luck with your photo venture. In case you have not used this in Photoshop, look up how to use adjustment layers – the real magic is that this is non-destructive editing. Just a helpful hint.

    Best.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by and liking my “love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place” post and, by so doing, introducing me to your great site. Love its freshness and experimentation with the concept of “elementary posters.” Delightful and I will watch to see more!

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  5. Hi Herman – Every day I look at your posts and think this guy must be the busiest man on the Internet. Your productivity is amazing and I enjoy seeing what you come up with each day and it’s great seeing photos of your corner of the world.

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  6. A belated welcome to the world of photography, Herman. I especially like your reference to “making” photographs. A long time a go, a professional photographer told me, “Cameras don’t take photos; people do.” It ties in nicely with “making” photos. It’s something I am still tryin. to learn 🙂

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  7. Thanks for following – I hope you continue to like what you see!
    As an aside, we had a Frangipane tree in our garden where I grew up in South Africa – your background has spurred so many wonderful memories. Thank you 🙂

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  8. Love the richness of your ‘imaginaries’…. somehow Frank Bowling comes to mind – textures and colours. Living in this neck of the world we have inspiring subjects to draw from, right? Like the sound of your cactii garden 🙂 Will check you out at Organic….

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  9. Herman, your work is amazing, I simply love your imaginaries. I have just started experimenting with photography and I hope someday I can create something like what you do. O admire your work.
    You should give a course on the methods you use to create your imaginaries, it would be great to learn how to do something like that.

    Best regards and greetings from México,
    Sergio Velasco Zwieger.

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    1. Thank you Sergio.
      It’s all about practising a lot and daring to experiment. Search within wordpress for ‘Leanne Cole’ and ‘tutorials’ and you will find a lot of info or just google to ‘photoshop tutorials’. At least you will find some basic information there. and for the rest it’s up to yourself.
      Greetings from south Africa

      Herman

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  10. Herman, I just popped over here after you splashed a like on one of my comments. Thought I’d check you out and I always start with the about page. From one who is initiating a complete career change at 47 (Financial Consulting to tourism / photography) I see many similarities. Good on you , I was told to not even try and give up at the first hurdle. Your about inspires – now off to do my 2nd and 3rd paid jobs. MM

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