Fine Art Photography is the production of images to fulfill the creative vision of a photographer. It is also called "decor photography" or "photo decor" this could involve selling large photos... that can be used as wall art too. Fine art photography is photography created in accordance with the vision of the artist as photographer.
Sonja has a passion for fine art photography and her work features the fine art in South Africa. She has been working in Cape Town, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Paarl for over 25 years and these are now included in collections around South Africa.
This has earned her the envied reputation as one of South Africa's finest art photographers.
Photographs that have an impact and the ability to provoke.
Fine Art photography - also called ‘decor photography’, ‘photo décor’ or ‘wall décor’ involves selling large photos... These can be used as wall art. Fine ART is liked by its content.
CREATIVE photography is created in accordance with the vision of the artist as a photographer.
Today, digital movement has opened doors for many with the Internet. One can compare and communicate easier than in previous years.
I get inspired with many international web sites to learn and to find my own signature, which I have used. One also learns just by seeing and by taking part in various competitions.
In my opinion the art of photography is aimed not only at the eyes, but to the spirit as well, as found in classical paintworks.
I have found my flair of motion, image manipulations, changing graduations, colors and sharpness to motion blur effect, showing movement. Reflection or mirror - inverted, color burn, multiply and change+ divert into pin hole light.
I like to call my creative art “dream images.”
Light plays a large roll, image composition and colour. I am captivated by nature around me. The sea, the beach, the mountains around Somerset West and my favourite city Cape Town close by together with its people, their stories and their lives and to top it all…designing it on the PC, while sipping a great Red or White from various Wine Farms around me in the Helderberg area and Stellenbosch Region (not forgetting the background music while I design).
Image composition, color, style, unsharp or sharpness is the essence of Fine ART. I don’t need to like a fine art photograph. Liking it does not make it fine art, its contents do. When do we call Fine Art, fine art? Only by show?
I appreciate work from other photographers in galleries as this is their signature or message and so do I see it in my work.-
"Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art."