I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.”
People are the particles of this world. In this sense, even a portrait tells us something greater about humanity in general. Capturing the subtleties of the human face and form - those tiny nuances of emotion that make us all distinct individuals - is arguably where the real magic of photography lies.
One of the biggest advantages of being a photographer is that my profession has taken me to some of the most beautiful corners of South Africa and beyond. Aside from faithfully depicting the natural and man-made topography of our environment, I also strive to evoke the tangible atmosphere of these places, conveying the impression they have had on me.
Dynamism. Motion. Energy. These fleeting instants are what I live for; picking out those decisive moments amidst the flux and turmoil of life, and in so doing creating powerful images that serve as a testament to human endeavour. Whether in the street, the field, the track or the sky, it’s all about cultivating hawk’s eye vision, and turning chaos into beauty.
Sometimes the urge to capture a face, a place or a moment transcends any brief or predetermined rationale. Although taking pictures is what I do for a living, I never forget that photography is an art form, and I love to celebrate this idea with my images. My art photography is represented by MUSEUM Photographic Art Gallery, an exciting new gallery space in Woodstock that I am proud to co-own.
Owner of MUSEUM gallery
BEADLE’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Phinda Reserve/South Africa (2011)