Portraiture of Annette
Fashion designer Maryam Oliech prepares herself for a photo shoot at Studio98 in Napier, South Africa.
Wooden handbag for men.
Handbag design by Yvonne de Wit
Available at Studio98 in Napier, South Africa.
In the past few years I’ve worked with many known and lesser known photo models. Some have quite an attitude and others are more modest but then; aren’t we all different?
Some of them I could persuade for an additional short session with jewellery of my wife Yvonne (Instagram: @yvonnedewitjewelry).
Out of gratitude to my wife and those models (from Kenya, Malawi, Europe and South Africa) here a series in black and white.
Being above, let’s say 60 years, does not mean that you are not suitable for photo modelling. Here is Heidi; an elderly woman in her retirement years and she is great.
All Black & White in fairly high contrast. Love B&W!!!
Yvonne de Wit is my wife and together we run Studio98 in Napier, South Africa. Yvonne designs and create jewellery made of copper, Sterling Silver combined with natural bonded (no artificial resins) earth particles/pigments which she adds layer for layer in the designated parts of her jewellery. This is a very time consuming work.
As far as known she is the only jeweller in this specialism. It took her 2 years to discover (and experiment with) the right plant material to bind the earth/pigments to a solid, frost-, heat- and water-resistant stone.
This coming weekend we are part of of the art event Creative Napier where 14 artists from the village present their work in 10 locations.
Follow the hashtag #creativenapier
CREATIVE NAPIER #PopUp Art Weekend24 – 26 September 2021Fri to Sun: Daily from 10am – 5pm.
Yvonne’s and my work at Studio98 at 98 Sarel Cilliers Street (main road) in Napier; 100 meters pass the church towards Bredasdorp.
A good wine and some beautiful jewellery
Wine: Skipskop Wines
Jewellery (figurine): Yvonne de Wit
Styling: Lorine Otieno
Portraiture: Herman van Bon
24-26 September 14 artists of Napier, South Africa present themselves at 12 locations. Don’t miss the opportunity and discover that South African art is not limited to places like J’Burg and Cape Town.