Angel of gold...

Angel of gold...

A surreal theme of a beautiful angel who turns whatever she touches, into gold.

Look Closer
Who wants to steal the moon...

Who wants to steal the moon...

She is holding on to the beautiful moon which symbolizes the protection of all planets.

Look Closer
Sublime...

Sublime...

"Sublime"... She is playing the most beautiful cello concerto from within, in such a way that even the sheets of music and posters of Beethoven et al are shattered...

Look Closer
Quest for Mozart...

Quest for Mozart...

Don't be held back, doesn't matter how difficult it seems ...

Look Closer
Forever Too Long...

Forever Too Long...

Many women find themselves "stuck" between 45 en 55 years of age because they have been housewives on a full time basis, raised wonderful children but when the children grow up and leave home, they find themselves all alone. Almost like being alone on an island. Some feel they cannot get out of this...

Look Closer
Captivity...

Captivity...

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty." - - Frank Herbert

Look Closer
The Move...

The Move...

Contours of a woman when moving, done in low key - one of my favorite techniques when doing studio work.

Look Closer
The Final Meal...

The Final Meal...

"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread." - Mother Teresa (Published in the international magazine: "Living the Photo Artistic Life - Pushing Photography Further")

Look Closer
Twisted...

Twisted...

"...But life itself has a dark side. Darkening that space within hearts, With twists and turns, Leaving us Pondering. Till death do us part, We will ever wonder." (Ovi Odiete)

Look Closer
Watercolor

Watercolor

Going through the AWAKE program of Sebastian Michaels, I found this beautiful model who looked so soft-toned and I used a watercolor effect to "stamp" the image piece by piece onto the canvas with various watercolor brushes. The colors of her inner self are literally taking shape as the brushes touc...

Look Closer
Scarred

Scarred

This photo art is for all the people out there who have suffered from any form of abuse. It represents a scarred woman (cracked body with bruises) who has nothing left of her soul (naked), who may not speak (mouth hidden) and who is tired of life (bended shoulders and staring eyes). The wagon wheel...

Look Closer
Liberty

Liberty

The subject of this photo is all about liberty and more specifically being freed from judgment. The “being” of the person is breaking ties with being judged by society. The lightning and text are all about judgment, rules, laws and perceptions of people. The gates of being locked in, are opening wit...

Look Closer
In The Beginning

In The Beginning

This is about a person who does introspection about her naked self, her own soul, contemplating her life as in the beginning. There are choices to be made (fruit trees to eat from) with the ever presence of scriptures with its consequences around her. If she turns around, she will see the light whic...

Look Closer
Eyes Wide Open...

Eyes Wide Open...

"You choose hope, not as a naive wish, but as a choice, with your eyes wide open to the reality of the world - just like the cynics who have not made the decision for hope" - Jim Wallis (Published in the international magazine: "Fine EYE Magazine - Fine Art Magazine")

Look Closer
True Color

True Color

This photo was taken and processed in black & white. It came out beautiful. But how many times are we so convinced that life is just black or white...? Eventually, when we open our minds and open our hearts, when we look around us, we get to live and we get inspired by the massive spectrum of colors...

Look Closer
Attached to Mojacar...

Attached to Mojacar...

For Mojacar was a haven where the misfits fitted in, Not condemned for non-conformity by mindsets closed and prim. Neither judged on past achievement nor the rank of kith and kin, They were given toleration, and forgiven “social sin” - Petter Finne

Look Closer
From Within...

From Within...

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

Look Closer
Exposed...

Exposed...

“When I'm with you, I feel exposed. Naked. When I'm naked with you, I feel clothed. Sheltered.” - Kamand Kojouri (Published in the international magazine: "Living the Photo Artistic Life - Pushing Photography Further")

Look Closer
Soul Searching

Soul Searching

She is in desperate need to find herself, her soul, her being... She tried to explore every family tree, all the roots of her past that do not exist anymore and is frankly buried. She even blended in with a quest for memories while the purity of her soul is actually within and she only has to look u...

Look Closer
A System of Thought...

A System of Thought...

“If we long for our planet to be important, there is something we can do about it. We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.” - Carl Sagan, Cosmos (Published in the international magazine: "Living the Photo Artistic Life - Pushing Photography Fu...

Look Closer
Wine By The Glass.

Wine By The Glass.

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” - Paulo Coelho (Published in the international magazine: "Living the Photo Artistic Life - Pushing Photography Further")

Look Closer
Chill Out...

Chill Out...

...And there they were, red chilly peppers...

Look Closer
Curious...

Curious...

Beautiful Brown-hooded Kingfisher...

Look Closer
Feathers of Nature...

Feathers of Nature...

These furry and feathery Proteas were a gift to my wife and it reminded me of the magnitude of Protea species in our country – hence the title “Feathers of Nature”. This makes a beautiful canvas...

Look Closer
Strelitzia

Strelitzia

One day during a cold winter morning, I walked out of the house and saw this beautiful Strelitzia in blossom. If you look carefully, it looks as if it is growing out of the background. The plant created itself without rain, without waiting for other plant species... It was all alone in the cold but...

Look Closer
Black Collar Barbet

Black Collar Barbet

This beautiful bird dug out his nest in one of our palm trees. When I took the photo, he was actually feeding the little ones.

Look Closer
Whispering...

Whispering...

When your soul whispers, listen... For you will find yourself...

Look Closer
Creating Gold...

Creating Gold...

“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.” - Orison Sweet Marden

Look Closer
Breathing

Breathing

She opened the blockages from her past, the window of your soul. Eventually, she sees the light, the new truth and breathes it in...

Look Closer
Greensleeves...

Greensleeves...

One has to listen to this awesome music when looking at the composition... What an inspiration. "Greensleeves was all my joy, Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves was my heart of gold, and who but my lady greensleeves."

Look Closer
Autumn Concerto

Autumn Concerto

With the change of seasons, Summer has to make way for Autumn and this was my inspiration for this composition. The child (violinist) is busy playing his own concerto for a wonderful mother whose life is currently not perfect (asymmetry of the chains holding the window of opportunity which has a dir...

Look Closer
Lights on Mojacar.

Lights on Mojacar.

"For Mojacar was a haven where the misfits fitted in, Not condemned for non-conformity by mindsets closed and prim. Neither judged on past achievement nor the rank of kith and kin, They were given toleration, and forgiven “social sin” - Petter Finne (Published in the international magazine:...

Look Closer
Captured Ocean...

Captured Ocean...

“A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths.” - Anonymous

Look Closer
Harbour of Entropy.

Harbour of Entropy.

"We keep harbouring things, and one day what we harbour explodes, unless we do something about it." - Kamlesh Patel

Look Closer
Cork Hatching...

Cork Hatching...

They had to be somewhere...

Look Closer
Art and Wine.

Art and Wine.

Art is indeed not the bread, but the wine of life.

Look Closer
Winepairing

Winepairing

I thoroughly enjoy dining out at cozy restaurants when they fly in wine makers from the good old Cape in my country to present good wines and pair them with different dinner courses. That was my inspiration for creating this photo art with vibrant colors of veggies, fruits, many spices and some good...

Look Closer
Opportunities

Opportunities

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” ― Eric Roth

Look Closer
The Observers

The Observers

We were walking in a quiet street in the south of Spain, looked up and saw these men observing the area while relaxing at a typical street café. It was almost as if they were watching over their comfort zone. The actual photograph was changed to a beautiful watercolor composition which looks fabulou...

Look Closer
The Shakers...

The Shakers...

"I want to go eat milkshakes and forget about the world." - C Stoddard.

Look Closer
Drops of Paint...

Drops of Paint...

On a small beach (called Muizenberg) near Cape Town in South Africa, you will find these cottages which actually became a "landmark" spanning over many decades. The vibrant colors are so beautiful despite any weather condition that it literally excites you when you see them. I call it Drops of Pain...

Look Closer
Paint The Painter

Paint The Painter

I enjoyed every moment working with this photo which I took in the small town of Agde while touring through the south of France. Despite all the noise around him, despite all the "instructions" of how we should be living our lives , doing what we are expected to do (typography to his left), he quiet...

Look Closer
Melting...

Melting...

“Even great men bow before the Sun; it melts hubris into humility.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

Look Closer
Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom

The late Nelson Mandela - an icon, an inspiration, a man of hope and integrity...

Look Closer