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Bēhance

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I am a Cape Town based photographic artist, whose work aims to disassociate itself from the tendency to equate photography with realism. Regarding the camera as a magical image-making contraption capable of transcending human vision – as opposed to a forensic device – my work usually starts from a point of ex… Read More
I am a Cape Town based photographic artist, whose work aims to disassociate itself from the tendency to equate photography with realism. Regarding the camera as a magical image-making contraption capable of transcending human vision – as opposed to a forensic device – my work usually starts from a point of experimentation with the photographic medium, partially attributable to my background in the ‘Don’t Think Just Shoot’ paradigm of Lomography. Over the years my style has evolved to become increasingly meticulous, layering organic and architectural elements upon each other as multiple exposures on celluloid.

Most of the time (though not always) I resist the lure of digital manipulation, using in-camera techniques to create surreal images more akin to illustration, painting, or digital design than photography. Steering clear of any single subject opens up the final product to an array of interpretations, and the appeal of my work lies as much in the figuring out as in the initial response. Read Less
  • Editor: Mercedes-Benz Magazine & mblife.co.za
    New Media Publishing — Cape Town, South Africa
  • Artist
    Self-Employed — Cape Town, South Africa
  • Freelance Photographer
    Self-Employed — Cape Town, South Africa
  • Online Editor: VISI Magazine
    New Media Publishing — Cape Town, South Africa
  • Director / Curator / Artist
    MUSEUM Photographic Art Gallery — Cape Town, South Africa
  • Editor
    VICE Magazine (South Africa) — Cape Town, South Africa
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    one small seed magazine — Cape Town, South Africa
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Member Since: Feb 23, 2011