Dr Tanya van Wyk
Over the years many things have changed. The road underneath the Human Science building is long gone. The campus is now surrounded by security fences. Only an OTP gives you access as visitor.
But one thing is still the same: Lack of parking!
I manoeuvred my blue Honda over a curb, where there are a few poles, flattened by previously desperate ‘parking-seekers’.
Like a heavy overloaded truck, on its way to Zimbabwe for Christmas season, I made my way right over to campus – to the other side – where I had to take the photo.
With the camera bag on my back, studio light bag over my shoulder, stand bag in the one hand and the soft box, awkwardly pinched in the other hand, I stumbled under the weight through the alien invasion, called students.
The soft box must have looked like some radar trying to pick up signal from mars. But while there were only aliens around me, I did not get any weird looks, like in normal society.
The office was small. The client was nervous!
She needs a portrait photo for an article in a newspaper.
In less than an hour, I walked out of the office. The nervous client was now smiling from ear to ear. I even got a hug!
Photography is not just a job for me. It is not just about the money in my pocket. Yes, I have to live, but moments like these, is what really makes me do photography. In an hours’ time, you can make a difference in someone’s life!
Reality check! I still had to make it all the way back to my car.
But I survived and is available for your portrait photography and business profile shots.