Contributors

Contributors and each artwork on the website is vetted by ProSelect Images’ panel of curators, headed by our gallery director Therina Groenewald. 

We’re proud to work closely with South Africa’s most talented photographic artists. Our roster includes professional photographers specializing in a range of different genres, like fashion, travel, people etc.  We also include works by hobby photographers with an exceptional eye for an extraordinary image.

We believe that beauty should be celebrated and this is our way of bringing beauty to you.

Therina Groenewald

Therina specializes in travel and people photography.  Her photographs will often place the viewer in the scene and give them a feeling of “wish I was there” She is very good at using natural light to enhance the emotion or feeling of the scene.   “I love taking pictures because it is a way to forever capture the emotion I felt when I took the picture and I hope to share that emotion with the viewer”

 

 

Alet picAlet Pretorius

Photography broadens my view of the world.  Being a photojournalist you are put in unfamiliar situations and                 recording such events gives you a better understanding of other people, cultures and events.  Seeing the beauty and       the ugly of the world makes you appreciate your own life and makes you tolerant for others’ lives and way of living.    We are all connected by a common thread but also individual.  Visual story telling is a very important tool to record                                    history as pictures evoke emotion and are remembered long after the story is forgotten. ”  

Qualifications

BJourn obtained Cum Laude from RhodesUniversity in 2001 with Journalism and Political Science as main subjects.  I specialized in Photojournalism and Media Ethics.

Current Position

Alet is currently employed as the Chief Photographer for FOTO24’s Pretoria office.  FOTO24 provides photographs for Beeld, Burger, Rapport, Sondag and the picture agency Gallo

Her photographic duties include producing images strong in form (style) and content (news worthiness) for publication on a daily basis for all sections of the different newspapers.  She has to initiate stories and several of her stories has been published in the various sections of Beeld and Rapport.

She participated and organised several exhibitions in various galleries .  Her photographs have also been published in magazines, books and online publications.

Exhibitions 

l  2013 – “A collaboration between a painter and a photographer” with Dylan Graham at the Pretoria Art Associationl

2012 – “In Transit” a group exhibition with Lisa Hnatowicz, Liza van Deventer and Theana Breugem at the Pretoria Art Association.

l  2010 – “SNAP II” a group exhibition with several other photojournalists at Platform on 18th, Pretoria (She also organised and curated this exhibition)

l  2009 – “SNAP” a group exhibition with several other photojournalists at Platform on 18th, Pretoria (She organised and cureated this exhibition)

l  2009 – “In Certain Mirrors” curated by Liam Lynch at Magpie Gallery, Centurion.

l  2008 – Took part in the group exhibition by the Visual School of Communication in Menlyn centre

l  2008 – Took part in a group exhibition “Commit” at Platform on 18th, Rietondale

l  2008 – 1 work selected to be displayed on the Ekurhuleni Fine Art Exhibition

l  2007 – 2 works on the Sasol New Signatures Exhibition at the PretoriaArt Museum

l  2006 – “Shooting Women” by F4 at Platform on 18th Gallery, Rietondale.  (4 photographers exhibiting different photo documentaries) (She was actively involved the the planning and conceptualizing this exhibition)

l  2006 – “One Stop Under” at Outlet Gallery, Pretoria.  (3 photographers exhibiting live music photography) (Together with the other 2 photographers she planned and curated this exhibition)

l  2006 – “Nostalgia” at Platform on 18th (4 photographers exhibiting work around the theme Nostalgia ) 

Competitions

  • 2010 – 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze Award in die Sony Profoto Awards.
  • 2010 – Finalist in the ABSA L’Atelier art competition.
  • 2009 – Finalist in the Profoto Awards 2009 in the editorial, portraiture and music and theatre categories (2 Gold Awards, 3            Silver Awards and 2 Bronze Awards)
  • 2009 – Finalist in the L’Atelier art competition.
  • 2008 – Highly Commended in the Images24 Competition in the Portrait category
  • 2007 – Beeld Foto van die Jaar 2007
  • 2005 – Winner in the 2005 Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards in the Feature Photography category

Visit Alet’s blog @ Havecamerawill

Henrie SnymanHenrie Snyman

Henrie studied at The Open Window School of Visual Communication.  After he finished his studies in 2011, he did filming and photography for various companies including Vph films.  He also has his own company – Henrie Snyman Photography.

kobusKobus Saayman

Kobus has an artist eye for composition and colour. Combined with his exceptional skills as a photographer, Kobus doesn’t just take a picture, he “paints” it with his camera.  He has over time perfected a unique style of wild life photography that makes his pictures a true work of art. To see more of his work, visit his Outdoor Photo Gallery.

Jean Naude

Jean is a nature lover and an avid hobby photographer.  As CEO of Groot Constantia Wine Estate, he finds himself surrounded with the most beautiful landscapes  and it has become a challenge for him to capture the beauty that surrounds him every day.  You need to be patient to get the perfect shot; it’s like making wine – it takes time and a lot of practice. He has mastered the skill.

hannie du plessisHannie du Plessis.

Hannie loves people and places and emotions. Both happy times and sad times all evoke a sense of wonder in her. She decided to specialise in travel photography as it allows for creative freedom. You need to think on your feet, but at the same time you need to be open-minded. You need to be aware of moments taking place and notice all the details and angles and how the light is falling . . . She loves travelling and  she drinks in the atmosphere, the excitement, the contradictions , trying to elicit a reaction from the viewer, making them want to be there in that moment in time

Hannie studied at the National College of Photography and is the owner of Fisheye Photography.

Derek PuffettDerek Puffett.

Derek is the  Executive Leader, Regional Director for Africa, Ellel Ministries. He has a passion for nature and photography. When out-of-the-office, that’s where you will find him: Close to nature with his camera.

Isak PretoriusIsak Pretorius.

Isak is a specialist wildlife photographic guide from South Africa. His discovery of nature’s special moments at a young age shaped his aspirations of today: to showcase the beauty of his continent’s natural wonders in a creative way. His bird and wildlife images have won multiple awards and been celebrated nationally and internationally in many publications. His preferred genre of fine art bird photography is easily recognizable by their authentic style, simplistic design and technical skill.

Isak’s passion for nature is fueled by the reminiscence of a classic Africa and his aim is to create conservation awareness for his continent’s natural wonders. He is not only focusing his attention on photographic assignments throughout the African continent, but also on offering private photographic safaris with avid amateur and professional photographers. Having hosted many groups of photographers in Africa, Isak has taken on a keen interest in educating the photographers about their surroundings as well as teaching them the art of photography.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

WPOTYBBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

2013 BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s Bird Behaviour category for his image “Trapped”.

Magazines

The leading nature and outdoor magazines regularly feature the images of Isak. These include Getaway, Go/Weg, Africa Geographic and Birdlife South Africa. Go/Weg magazine featured Isak portfolio of the Maasai Mara in 2011 and of East Africa’s flamingoes in 2013.

Calendars

Isak’s images regularly feature in commercial and private calendars, post cards and other media. Africa Geographic is the biggest wildlife specific magazine in Southern Africa and approached Isak to feature his images in both the 2013 Birds and Mammal calendars for that year.

BBC WildlifeBBC Wildlife: Feature portfolio

In 2011 Isak embarked on a mission to capture the beauty and contrast of the Flamingo’s of East Africa. He was naturally thrilled when the BBC selected to feature a portfolio of his work on their website, Discover Wildlife in 2013.

GetawayFujiGetaway/Fuji Wildlife awards

Regarded as South Africa’s leading photographic competition Isak has placed regularly in the Getaway/Fuji Wildlife Photographic competition since 2008. His image “Oxpecker on Buffalo” was runner-up in the Birds Category in 2008 and in 2009 he received six places in the competition in a single year – the most by any photographer in this competition.

Nature’s Best

Isak’s image “Richtersveld Night Sky” was a Highly Honored Winner in the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2011 in the Plant Life category. “Jumping Wildebeest” also received a Commended position in the African Wildlife category in the same year.

 

You can also like Isak’s Facebook page.

Hannes van OudshoornHannes van Oudtshoorn.

He takes pictures. He has been taking pictures for more than 10 years and won’t likely stop.

Hannes studied at North West University, Potchefstroom. He is the owner of Aitch Vee Oh Photography.

Hannes Rossouw. 

Hannes has always been passionate about nature, and have found photography to be the perfect tool to be able to share the wonders of nature with others. Over time, he has also become involved in other genres of photography, such as corporate event photography, weddings and sport. As a former teacher, he enjoys helping others to get that special shot, and enjoy seeing the satisfaction on students’ faces when they grasp something new.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

He recently claimed the runner-up spot in the 50/50 Veldfokus competition for his series titled “Hunting Jackals”, depicting jackals hunting doves and sandgrouse in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

For more of his work visit  Hannes Rossouw Photography  or his Facebook page.

Marethe Grobler

They say photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world. Marethe Grobler took her first photograph 15 years ago, capturing her new-born daughter’s earliest months of life. Since then her images speak this language without words with a focus on connecting with that essence deep beyond the surface.

Marethe specializes in portraiture, shooting children especially, but also lends her craft to nature stills often finding herself belly-down on dewy veld grass, in solitude with her Creator, capturing sunrises or sunsets. She doesn’t believe in the term photogenic; every person has beauty within them and it’s her job to bring it into focus, and then bring it out into the world. Her tools are rampant imagination, a love of natural light and, of course, her beloved 85mm f1.8.

“I don’t shoot what it looks like. I shoot what it feels like.” Marethe is a photographer that has that rare gift of infusing the holistic into her work. No words. No contriving. Just love.

To view more of her work or to make a booking, visit Marethe Grobler.