Photographer by Profession and Passion
Sonja Grunbauer is a qualified photographer based in Somerset West near Cape Town / South Africa.
The intent and purpose of photography is to render in visual terms feelings and experiences that often elude the ability of words to describe. In any case, the eyes have it, and the imagination will always soar farther than was expected.
Having obtained my APPSA (Associate of Professionla Photographers of Southern Africa, Membership) in portraiture and architecture, which through hard work and tenacity put me on my career path as an industrial photographer, I recently decided that it's time to move into the field of wedding photography.
I've come a long way since beginning my career as photographer, and I've worked in various industries over the years, among others the aviation, transport services, travel & tourism and architectural industries, each presenting a photographer with unique photo opportunities - be it dangling from a light aircraft with its door removed while photographing a gigantic jetliner in mid-air; taking promotional pictures of a steam locomotive as it is huffing and puffing and blowing clouds of smoke while departing from a station; photographing airline crews in their glamorous uniforms; or travel photos for glossy magazines, to name a few.
I started my career in what was considered the "romantic era" when, apart from a camera, photography still comprised mostly photographic film and a process through which images were chemically developed into "positive" or "negative" images.
Photography has since undergone a revolution, to the point where it is regarded as the science, art, application and practice of creating durable images, electronically.
Growing up on a film set my interest in photography lay more or less into stills. Having, over the years, worked as an industrial photographer an array of diverse business sectors and the corporate world, I gained a lot of experience in producing industrial and promotional imaging of industrial equipment, airplanes, machinery, buildings and much more lead to fantastic pictures. Portraiture for the Corporate Clients on location or in Studio’s. I continuously strive to create images that surpass client expectations and I strive to create images with an artistic flare, which stands out, for my clients marketing materials.
Photography has always been my ‘love affair’ of my life. Also have a special feel towards my photography and the freedom, which comes with it. My intent and purpose of photography today is to render in visual terms feelings and experiences that often elude the ability of words to describe. In any case, the eyes have it, and the imagination will always soar farther than was expected.Check it out now!