WHAT INSPIRES ME
My love for Africa fuel a passion for the wilderness, natural splendour, cultures and the beauty of Africa and wild places. Having grown up in the beautiful lands of Botswana, I was drawn to wildlife and nature. Being in the bush is where I am my most happiest- surrounded by the beauty and sounds of nature, so captivating that everything outside of that reality ceases to exist. What a blessing it is to have been able to experience all these beautiful creatures. To travel and explore this magical world constantly drives me to capture a beautiful moment in time that will never be the same again. I constantly find myself fascinated by simplicity and how a state of mind alone brings happiness. I want to imprint on paper the humble spirituality reflected in the faces of the people I meet. I have a desire to capture great beauty and the richness and strength of the human sprit. I love washed out soft tones where only the important details stand out. Textures and patterns of cultural fabrics have always intrigued me and are often used in my artworks. The simple designs created by nature. I love to capture patterns created by wildlife whilst in motion, as everything in life is forever changing and if you look deeper there is always something beautiful to see or experience. There is hidden beauty in the ordinary and great beauty in the overlooked .
It all started when I was a young girl. I grew up in Botswana- appreciating nature and the simple beauty that surrounded me. My love for photography came at a young age, the first time I saw a real camera. My neighbours had a beautiful, yet old broken camera, that I just had to play with. After a while they gave it to me as a gift- little did they know, that was my first spark of love for photography. The camera didn’t work, but looking through the frame was the seed to my vision...it determined what I looked at and what I saw when I did. While growing up I started taking pictures and documenting my life, the people I loved, and nature. I left Africa to travel and see the world. Through documenting my travels and the unique people I met along the way, I soon discovered that photography was my TRUE PASSION. Eagerly, I taught myself as much of the craft as I could a long the way. After traveling for 5 years, I returned to Africa where I studied photography, and learnt the craft that would help me to express my vision. I started working as a full time freelance photographer, concentrating on capturing Weddings & Families, while building my fine art portfolio and feeding my love for art. I surrounded myself with inspiration and eagerly learnt new techniques to apply to my vision, through working in galleries and studying fine art. I have been fortunate enough to channel my appreciation of life through the art of photography and in the process have fuelled my desire to capture great beauty and the richness of the human spirit. I get lost in creating an artistic interpretation of what I see through my own eyes. I have always had a love and natural talent for interior decorating & styling. The beautiful decor created by true craftsmanship has always inspired me to find unique pieces. I am so grateful to have blended my two loves into one space and I'm so happy to share it with you and in the process support the craftsman who make all these unique pieces.