Heartbeat of Africa

Photo-model: Abigail Camille

The Beauty in the dust

(Ode to my wife Yvonne de Wit who designs and create original jewellery from treasures of the South African Earth)   “The moon is bland in colour. I call it shades of grey … And to find orange soil on the moon was a surprise.” Gene Cernan, astronaut, Apollo 10, Apollo 17 When artist Yvonne …

Our little town

Let me take you on a photographic journey through our little town; Napier, Western Cape South Africa. On first sight it looks a bit dull but underneath a lot of activity; a guy who makes working miniature steam engines; a chess board maker a designer jeweller to mention a few and they all have customers …

Same face but ……

….. different  Model: Belinda Jewellery by Yvonne de Wit  

Designer jewelry

My wife’s jewelry pictures at the Lourensford Market in Somerset-West in South Africa (every Sunday). Original designs handmade of South African metals such as  Sterling Silver, Brass and Copper; often combined with South African colorful soil- and crushed rock particles.

Private Gallery is getting shape

Towards the end of next month, a year after we moved in, we will open our Private Gallery in Napier, South Africa. At this very moment a new insulated ceiling is installed in the new studio of Yvonne and this weekend we hang storage shelves and place furniture and equipment. After that we start transforming the …

Another Haiku sold

We are still working on the decoration of our Private Gallery. In the meantime however, thanks to marketing abroad, tourists are popping in (on appointment!!!). Yvonne sold this morning some jewellery pieces. And me? Just sold the natural whirlpool in the ‘Klip Rivier’ (Stone River) in Napier to a European customer. With haiku: Whirlpool Haiku …

Portraits of Evelina

A photo-shoot I recently did for my wife. Model: Evelina. Yesterday I published the B&W images (which I prefer). Here some colour pictures. Post-processing with McPhun IntensifyPro, -Tonality and -Aurora plus a bit of Photoshop and more bits with LandscapePro and PortraitPro.

The Treasure Hunter (2 pictures)

The Treasure Hunter (Steam Punk imaginaries). Collage with sculpture of Ulrich Riek and jewellery of Yvonne de Wit. Added are some of my own textures. Prints on high quality museum archival paper (with/without frame) in diverse sizes for sale. Inbox me for details.

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