A life in photographs.

I am not good at blogging. I will share my photographs with you and sometimes my thoughts.

Allan & Anika Deel 3.

Allan & Anika Deel 2.

Allan & Anika Deel 1.

Here is the contact sheet with sizes and prices for all the photographs that I exhibited recently.Thanks again to everyone that came out and supported me. I love you all! No… wait, most of you!

Here is the contact sheet with sizes and prices for all the photographs that I exhibited recently.

Thanks again to everyone that came out and supported me. I love you all! No… wait, most of you!

Here is a picture of some of the photographs in the frames. This was taken before we took the plastic off the frames.
Also, this was taken with an iPhone, so excuse the quality.

Here is a picture of some of the photographs in the frames. This was taken before we took the plastic off the frames.

Also, this was taken with an iPhone, so excuse the quality.

Exhibition part #2

*All of the photographs are for sale. They are all signed, framed prints. Edition of 3. Printed on Innova Soft White 285gsm paper. Contact me if you are interested.

willem.photographer@gmail.com

074 158 6818

Willem.

I recently had my first solo exhibition. My amazing sister, Karlien de Wet, organised everything.

It was a very strange experience… I have never shared my work with anyone, in that sense, before. I was scared. Were people going to like it? Would people buy it? The insecurities crept in. A week before the exhibition I had a friend, and one of my photography heroes, Gerhard Uys curate the images I selected. His reaction to the work was amazing. He loved it! After that, I wasn’t worried anymore.

The restaurant was fully booked. I couldn’t believe it! I got scared again.

The night of the exhibition came, everyone was incredible! I couldn’t believe the reaction towards my work.

A lot of the work was sold as well and that humbled me even more. The fact that people liked my work enough to buy it astounded me!

So thank you to everyone involved. I want to specifically thank Eddie and his beautiful wife from Capital Plants but most of all I want to thank my sister, Karlien. Without whom none of this would have been possible and I would not be who I am today.

*All of the photographs are for sale. They are all signed, framed prints. Edition of 3. Printed on Innova Soft White 285gsm paper. Contact me if you are interested.

willem.photographer@gmail.com

074 158 6818

Willem.

I recently visited Parys, Free State not France, with a friend and his family. We went to a public pool where he used to go to when he was a little boy, only to find that it had been abandoned. It made for some interesting photographs

Two of my great friends are getting married soon and they asked me to do a little shoot for them.

Brent and Karla, I wish you guys all the best! You’re love for each other is an inspiration for me.

A little engagement/family shoot I did for good friends of mine

These are two of my closest friends. We have been friends for a long time. I don’t get to see them nearly as often as I would like.

Ruan moved to Port Elizabeth to study Architecture. He finished his Master’s Degree last year. First in his class.

Vincent is my oldest friend in the world. He knows me better than anyone in the world, except for my mom and my sister. I love him like a brother. He moved to Port Elizabeth recently. He is going through a rough time at the moment and I can’t help him. I worry about him a great deal. It makes me very sad when people I love struggle. I hope that he knows how highly I value him and that I will always be here for him as he has always been there for me.

I love these guys dearly and they have been with me through the toughest times in my life. I hope they know that they have a brother in me.

This song is for them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhdFe3evXpk