I am originally from the small town of Worcester and now based in Cape Town, South Africa.
From a young age, I always perceived things in a different and very creative way. I had always wondered what it would be like to be able to blink and capture moments and images as I perceived them for others to see.
” Photography has become my addiction and nature is my drug of choice” – Melanie C –
I loved drawing, writing and creating art in different ways. I will never forget my first photographic experience in art school (Hugo Naude) capturing an image in a coffee tin painted black inside opened to capture an image and then processed in the dark room. At the age of 16, I had my first film camera that brought me much joy in capturing everything around me with the excitement of having the film developed and seeing the outcome. Sadly my camera was stolen and I had put this passion to rest for many years. In 2011 I had acquired another camera and spent many a hour capturing moments in time and everyday objects ordinary people would not even give second thoughts too.
“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” – Marc Anthony
In 2015 due to unforeseen family circumstances, I had to resign from my career in Human Resources and Finances after 14 years to take care of my mom who had a tragic accident. This was a blessing in disguise as this was the start of my full-time photography Career.
I have now completed both my Business Management as well as my Photography Diplomas. I am a Fine Art as well as a lifestyle photographer and find quite a peaceful balance between the two. I make time out of my full-time photography career to go into nature and create images in the most creative way possible.
Inspired by a great local photographer who is also a close friend his brand of thinking, Creating Photography has made me think how it inspires me. It is, to take an image as I perceive it and process it in such a way that others can enjoy the outcome as much as you did visualise the whole process.
You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, and the people you have loved together. – Ansel Adams
I Hope you will all enjoy my photographic journey with me as much as I will enjoy sharing it with you.
Love and Light
“The capturer that travels out into wide open spaces is lost to the world but finds themselves – Melanie C –