Recently, Sarel van Staden and Maryna Cotton, professional photographers based in Pretoria, visited the academy to show our students how they shoot cars. Their car photography workshop was attended by our students in the Higher Certificate in Commercial Photography as well as the photographer students from the BA programme. What is so incredible about Sarel and Maryna is not just their love for the craft and creative process of photography but also their unique FDL lighting technique, which elevates automotive photography into fine art.
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Donford BMW in Stellenbosch for the use of their gorgeous car for the day.
And to learn more about Sarel and Maryna, please do visit their website here.
2018 BMW X2 rear view showing the tail light and BMW badge.
One of our recent graduates, Morgan Mulholland, was named as a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards (learn more about his submission here). We created the following short video, to highlight his achievement and to offer some inspiration to other budding young photographers out there!
You can see more of Morgan’s work at his website here.
Check out his video below.
Alena Gelen, one of our third year Photography students has recently been announced as an ambassador for Broncolor! Not only is she an ambassador for them, but she has also recently given a workshop for the brand, sharing her techniques and thinking with other photographers.
What an honour Alena, well done!
Check out the awesome clip below to learn more about Alena and her story!
We’re feeling a bit starstruck! We just had Roger Mello (winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014) and Pieter Grobler spending time with us at the academy guest lecturing our illustration majors and wow – what a day we had! It really was special having them share their skills, techniques and inspiration with us!
To learn more about Roger Mello, please click here.
And to learn more about Pieter Grobler, please click here.
We’re holding our next open day on 3 March 2018 and you’re invited!
Opening times are from 10:00 until 14:00 with talks being held at 10:30 and 12:00.
We’d love to have you around to show you the amazing place where we work.
If you’re interested please RSVP here.
We just held a bookbinding workshop for our 2nd and 3rd years, run by the incredibly talented Heléne van Aswegen who is a specialist artist book binder. She collaborates with professional artists to co-produce once-off or limited edition Artists’ Books (also known as Bookworks or Livre d’Artiste).
To see more of Heléne’s work or if you’re interested in learning more you can visit her website here.
What a nice way to start 2018!
We hope you’ve all had a great break – but we’re back at it and ready to rock and roll.
We’ve got two great pieces of news to share with you. First, one of our students, Cole Ndelu was featured on the Vogue website for her streetstyle at the Afropunk festival. Nice one Cole!
You can check out the post here.
Secondly, three of our lecturers were chosen as judges for The Young Ones 2018. These student awards, created by the One Show, are all about celebrating students’ creativity. What an amazing feather in our cap. To our lecturers who will be judging: Marika Spangenberg, Wessie van der Westhuizen and Daniela de Lange – well done! We’re so proud.
To learn more about the Young Ones 2018, you can visit the website here.