ARTS

MOROCCO SHOWCASE

Large scale images on show as a first for this North African Country. Cape to Cairo; the graphic showcase of flower arts from around Africa highlights the breadth and diversity of the Continent.

CONSERVATION

FLYING HIGH

A matter of life and death. The small matter of sustainable interaction between the needs of the wilderness and the preservation of species often results in high risk endeavours. The inside track on translocation.


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PEOPLE

VESSELINA PENCHEVA

Highly regarded and talented fashionista Vesselina Pencheva creates couture Wedding dresses from her base in Johannesburg, with a Clientele attraction across Africa.



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PEOPLE & ART

SHARON KUISIS

Art unfolds effortlessly. Like Arabian horses and Ducatti bikes, Sharon Kuisis completes works in an elegant and precise style, with an ever expanding range of treatments. See why her Art is out there at the highest level.


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TRAVEL

VINEYARD ELEGANCE

The Cape Wine Routes are world famous and second to none. Proving it so is Delaire Graff Estate, combining fine views and fine arts in amongst the viticultural masterpieces.

And exceptional cuisine of course.


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ARTS

TANKWA KAROO AS ART

TRAVEL

THE GARDEN ROUTE MEANDER

South Africa. Epic driving. Starting in Cape Town, out via the Hermanus whales, on to Gansbaai, Cape Agulhas, Bredasdorp, and way on up to Wilderness and Plettenberg Bay. That’s the point. It’s epic.


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GRAPHIC FRAMEWORKS

DAVID DODDS

Revived interest in graphic statements. A contemporary view of nude, in a couple of large scale Arts.

David is a graphic artist along with long term experience in media and print.

CONSERVATION

ZULU WARRIOR

Is technology threatening the dilution of cultures? Is the Zulu landscape healthy and vibrant? Ceremonies that are strictly adhered to in the Zulu calendar appear to be holding the fort. For now.

TRAVEL

VIEWING YOUR CRUISINGS

Nile cruises, Victoria Falls Zambezi cruises, and a helicopter evening flight is right up there as part of your itinerary. Just to add to the magic of Cape Town to Seychelles or Mauritius cruising. Much more to experience across the board in your African shippings.

TRAVEL

RAIL ROMANCE

.. a story of it, and well told.

Trains to visit desert dunes in Namibia, the sparse Karoo, Cape Town arrivals through the vineyards, even to the Kruger Park and Victoria Falls.

Can’t miss the unmistakeable romance of it all.

TRAVEL

WHAT3WORDS

Yes, where are you? Well, there’s an App for that and an innovative one too. WHAT3WORDS is the must have locator for any position you might be in,.. on earth. In just 3words your location produced for you, in a unique global grid. Check.

The Expedition for Art and Artists with a passion. Book your place on a guided Art Workshop through the Cederberg and Tankwa Karoo. Completing your own vistas at well  researched points of interest with a highly respected Artist.


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ART

LIPIZZANER MAGIC

South Africa's magical Lipizzaners ride on. A private view of the soul of the spectacle, highlighting the spirit of the horses and the rider connection.

Shows around the country are not to be missed.


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PEOPLE

FAITH IN STYLE

An esteemed career professional in Make-Up, Faith Tseoue is on set and in front of the cameras this time. Works across the continent in film, TV and photographic from her Johannesburg studio.

TRAVEL

AFRICA NOTEBOOK

Dispatches from the frontline of Travel.  An outstanding World Travel book, from the archives of the world's best photographers. David Dodds' African images feature in this 25 year production from Condé Nast Traveller.


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TRAVEL

IF IT'S WORTH TAKING

Thinking that a camera is a lost Art? Phone good enough? Not so.

A higher level of presence is just one of the multipliers of care, concern and composition today. Try these cameras for your next away game.

ART

ART OF THE HORSE

Fans of the energy and majesty of horses might want to review these images, available as Fine Art Archival prints to order.

Printing is completed on Fine Art Cotton Rag for permanance, and a rich finish.

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TRAVEL

THANDA PRIVATE ISLAND

Off the coast of Tanzania, in the magic of the Spice Islands group, lies the exclusive enclave of the ultimate holiday destination.

Best kept a secret?

Not now.

TRAVEL

PORT ST. JOHNS

A great Holiday hideaway and an agricultural lifeline for a region? The concept of an agricultural collossus near Mthata has been evaluated by European expertise.

An aerial overview to see for yourself.



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THE MANDELA LANDSCAPE

DAVID DODDS

Fine Art printwork available, and a great story, from the Birthplace of Nelson Rohlihlala Mandela, an iconic jutting formed by an oxbow in the Mbashe River, a grand landscape near Umtata, South Africa.


CONSERVATION

WATER FOR WOMEN

Rural living and traditional problems. A wake-up call to the dilemma of rural poverty set against the backdrop of scarce and unsanitary water. An Eastern Cape overview, South Africa.



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TRAVEL

MAURITIUS HERITAGE

Steeped in imperialist legends and a World Heritage Site to boot, this southern region of Mauritius hosts stunning vacation getaways along with lush tropical arenas and pristine blue seas.


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PEOPLE

LEGACY FOR A NATION

A Nation in Transition.. uncovered in a production of more than 100 Personalities photographed in South Africa by David Dodds.

A historic read in an eight part Series.



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CONTEMPORARY

MERWELENE

'Éminence Grise'.

The lady Merwelene is indeed a respected authority in the photographic community and her imaging styles match her eclectic outlook on life.

PEOPLE

IRINA AND SWAN LAKE

Irina Kolesnikova at the top of her game in the St. Petersburg Ballet staging of Swan Lake. Due in South Africa soon, it's an unmissable perennial attraction and one that you will see again and again in your lifetime.


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THE ARTS RELIEF 2020 PROGRAM

Leading Photographers in South Africa join forces to create a fund for community relief, feeding programs and child benefits.

Offered here are choice Fine Art images from the careers of the Photographers, available for purchase worldwide,

with the proceeds to go to those affected by the shutdown status in the Coronavirus pandemic.

Along with the opportunity to buy Artworks, the Relief program welcomes Donations.


Photographers are invited to contribute here on an ongoing basis,

and those in need should be in touch via the Contacts page.


David Dodds is Program Co-ordinator,

and the ARTS RELIEF 2020 steerage Committee on the Contacts page is assisting with strategy.


Welcome to the broad range of world class Arts here to buy, and to promote this campaign worldwide any way you can.

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BEAUTY MONOGRAMS

JACEK KROPIŃSKI

African born, LA based, with an envious reputation in fashion, beauty and recently in video communication. Jacek has a fashion documentary looming called ART BE DAMNED!

More for the enquiring mind to follow on his page here.

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AFRICAN ELEGANCE

DAVID DODDS

This is a once-off from a wonderful model, Dali Shezi. It's a great example of the team mechanism and styling that goes on behind the scenes in studio work, resulting in an unrepeatable piece of staged thinking.

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OUT TO SEA

JOHN VOWELS

Classic examples of the serendipitous nature of art. Megan O'Reilly-Nefdt is the outstanding Cape model pulling off unspoken rules of elegance for John's immaculate captures.

In the deep.

Take a look.

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REDEMPTION SERIES

BARRY DOWNARD

Photographer, graphic artist, and ironworker of note, this Redemption series is a reflection of his innate skills spinning into art. Clever enough to operate in the hinterland of South Africa whilst maintaing a highly regarded world clientéle.

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HOUT BAY

RAOUL COSCIA

The Cape Peninsula presents an endless  creative stimulus. Raoul has made an industry out of his home area, with a wonderful eye and matched techniques including near night and dead of night artworks.

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COMMUNION

DAVID DODDS

African wildlife takes with it the day to day and the commonplace. Until the unexpected.

This is also an infrared frame, consequent upon the first elephant taking interest, and the second not wanting to be left out.

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PASTEL GRAPHICS

DAVID DODDS

Pastel Triptychs of body Arts in a set of six. These are large scale, available in panels, and come from a long relationship in both studio work and color reproduction.

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SOLAR NUDE

DAVID DODDS

With a nod to 100 years back, a single Art with elements of solarisation and the rayograph platforms popularied in the 1920s'.

David has long standing skills with personalities matched with studio ease and graphic interpretation.

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ZULU SUSHI

PETER ENGBLOM

A duo here that are absolutely spot on and confrontational with many issues that are in vogue in our 20s'.

Peter masters the absurdities of our times from a rural retreat in the Zulu hinterland.

King Jika Jika holds court.

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RURAL VISIONS

BARRY DOWNARD

A compelling and skilled interest in illustrative art ensures that Barry has an extended list of clientele. So the crossover into rural views is made the more so by a contemplative nature and great craft work.

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FLUID LANDS

GERDA GENIS

Panoramic views with an extended theme of motion combine to create stillness.

Cape Town and it's peninsula are an unending platform for stimulation.

Available in single and triptych formats.

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CAPE DUTCH

GERDA GENIS

Gerda's base in fashion and beauty shines through in a long series here of personal style.

Taking a cue from Dutch influence, these are interpretations out of the ordinary, available in sets of triptychs as well as single piece arts.

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AFRICAN CAMPAIGNS

KEN GERHARDT

Ken has an extensive interest in the african theatre of landscapes, and combines unique opportunities with intense detail.

Much of the resulting imagery has toured in Europe.

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PEACE UNDERWATER

GABRIELA SLEGROVA

More with Gabriela. Innate sensibilites when it comes to putting people at ease in her core skills of portraiture. None more so needed than when there isn't much time underwater, no communication, and yet it all comes across so skillfully.

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DUO

GABRIELA SLEGROVA

A Duo of Portraits here in counterpart. Gabriela's unique conversion of story input to uncommon output is a unique talent.

Not what they seem until you see the results in their detail.

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ART PIQUE

JOHAN WILKE

A much travelled photographer, Johan is equally at home with the intricacies of studio lighting.

So this once-off Diptych is a testament to observation as much as to the application of form factors.


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CITY 2020's

JOHAN WILKE

Humanity connected. This large scale piece. A graphic statement that is timeless and absorbing in it's intricate detail, shot in Shanghai.

A standalone art that is in it's time for today.


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PRIMAL NUDE

JOHAN WILKE

The artist at work on graphics.

A compilation of three fine artworks to view here, resulting from a long black and white imaging aesthetic.

Johan's studio background comes to the front in the isolation of details.


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TATTOOED ROOD

JOHAN WILKE

Much more upfront and investigative. from an artist who has a very broad range of subject matter, and the skills to bring it all together.

Johan shows war in a time of peace and creates a thought zone a little more removed from ordinary.

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SAN GIMIGNANO

MICHAEL MEYERSFELD

A seismic shifting from “staged”, to a contemplation of the inherent qualities in objects. His images draw on texture and dramatic tension more than a linear narrative, more inclined to be felt, to be experienced, than to be understood.

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BLACK PORTRAIT

MICHAEL MEYERSFELD

A pre-eminent and noted Photographer in the South African diaspora, Michael has devolved to a far more abstract aesthetic in recent works.

Exhibitions on show today are a lesson in reviewing the unexpected.

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AFRICAN ELEGANCE II

ROBBERT KOENE

Singular pieces of portraiture here, often from the time in place created by extensive travel.

Robbert is Cape based with long term skills in studio and location works.

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AFRICANA

ROBBERT KOENE

This is a compelling tritych of mixed messages from nature, with telling compositions from Robbert's studio background. Available also as singles, others in the sequence share the same care in high detail.

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GROUND WORKS

ROBBERT KOENE

Attention to detail and interest in making graphics. Robbert has a huge range of photographic skills and the series here of high contrast landscapes is testament to his range of craft skills.

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ZULU SUSHI II

PETER ENGBLOM

A singular piece that confronts the well being of the world. Most of Peter's career works are a potpourri of components, culturally mixed, historically influenced and obligingly contemporary. And may stay so for a very long time to come.


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DARK HORSE

GAVIN FURLONGER

Head of Hurricanesphoto, Gavin has a broad base and interest in historic and up to the minute imagery formed in a long career.

So it's no wonder that this spills out into vibrant portrait works.

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HIPSTER

GAVIN FURLONGER

An eponymous view from a charismatic photographer, matching ease and inspiration from effortless direction.

The art of the timeless couldn't be better said, giving the nod to Gavin's interest in historics.

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NATURE IN DETAIL

KEN GERHARDT

Much of Ken's work pays considerable attention to intricate detail, and comes across in an extended range of arts here.

Long experience in traditional film work comes across in the outputs achievable today.

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SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA

DOOK

This is literally one end of a wide land in microcosm. Dook has produced an ultra-panorama that needs to be viewed here further to get to grips with its scale, and his favourite combinations of animals to land.

Widescale for sure.

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ROMEO DOVES

DOOK

Pitting contrast and balance all into one. A series from Dook on the sensibilities and contrasts in whether trust was going to happen or not.

Dook has a long history with animals and man as sublect, both animated and inanimate.

continuing with features here on NETWORKTV.AFRICA

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NEAR NIGHT

GERDA GENIS

Beauty and fashion and a certain amount of documentary are the long term skills of Gerda's career as a Cape based photographer. This is a moodier spin both in single and triptych format of private works.

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DARK KNIGHTS

BRENDON CREMER

Hopefully not good night. Pachyderms are under pressure as humanity carves its way through the grand beasts of Africa.

Captured uniquely as part of Brendon's  skills as a wildlife expeditions tour guide and lecturer.

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CAT ALLEY

BRENDON CREMER

Matusadona Reserve in Zimbabwe is the original inspiration for much of Brendon's travels, having started his wildlife career there.

Here's a range of big cats.. chilling out or wet through.

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VINTAGE GIN

VINTAGE PINK

Yes, support for ARTS RELIEF comes in the best forms..! A case of epic Vintage Pink Gin with 3 free sidecars of 200ml - buy for your friends and gift in the right spirit!

Shipped hotfoot round South Africa.

SPONSORED SPECIAL

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AFRICA II

DOOK

Symmetrical detail from an outback landscape. The Himba peoples create adornments from their cultural heritages in the far reaches of Namibia.

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WATERSCAPE

DAVID DODDS

The waterscape that is more landbased, but still submersive by nature.

Elegant temperance on display from a long standing career with beauty, women and portraiture.

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CONCERTO

JOHN VOWELS

Maybe the word serenity is the uppermost consideration when looking at the larger version of this fabulous dimension.

John has a flair for putting it all together in the microseconds before, and not a moment after.

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PANDORA'S BOX

PETER ENGBLOM

‘Pandora’s Box started out as a Burlesque show held in a Victorian mill outside Clarens. With the added impetus of creating a spin off Radio Show..’ One would have to have gone rural to make this up.

And so it is with Peter’s acclaimed Series here.

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SINGULAR

MERWELENE

An intriguing series here from Merwelene, pairing artful lighting and grace with styling from nature.

More in a similar style featured below with a common thread of diversity from the natural.

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NATURAL EXTENSIONS

MERWELENE

Longstanding and highly regarded in the commercial and advertising arenas of imaging, this is a private series at peace with the integration of nature.

Craftwork at its best.

TECH

COMPRESSION SPEED

Everyone can do with speed.

Receiving, transferring and uploading of images: some apps you probably won’t do without once you get with how easy they are.

For everyone.



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TECH

THE ART IN SKETCH WORKS

Using AKVIS SKETCH software, there are a myriad of options to convert photography into realistic sketched variations. And to go on further to achieve artwork output in everything from pastel shades to canvas.



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TECH

BACK UP OR CRASH

Private home loss to full-on corporate attack in the digital world. It’s never a question of if.

It’s always about when.

Solutions to obviate disaster when a computing safety strategy can be a logical and simple process.


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MONOCHROM

BRENDON CREMER

Alternative views of wildlife featured in a couple of thoughtful compositions.

As part of his photographic interests, Brendon guides tours to out of the way destinations, the absolute recipe for opportunity in animal photography.

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VICTORIA FALLS COLLECTION

THOMAS BAINES

The popularity of Victoria Falls within the Golden Circuit of places to visit has, by some measure, a lot to do with Dr. Livingstone. And all credit to the Thomas Baines paintings and prints of the region, if you could get them.

Well, you can.

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KING JIKA JIKA

PETER ENGBLOM

The King lives.

Thought provoking continuation of trouble and strife in our new decade.

A single Art to disturb, rattle and hum the march of social discourses today.

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GRAND LANDS

KEN GERHARDT

Ken's landscape travails, if they can be called that, are based on producing epic detail from monumental landscapes.

The Richtersveld in South Africa provides just that for high definition observations.

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RED RELIEF

MIA ZIERVOGEL

A single statement here of an abiding skill in beauty and fashion.

Mia is a longstanding talent in the photographic hierarchy, and has a media message out there with her own Dossier publication, since 2003.

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CITIZENS

MIA ZIERVOGEL

A singular statement that somehow conveys order and peace out of a complex arrangement.

Mia has extensive skills in fashion and beauty, and publishing the outcomes. A true graphic eye.

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CITY STREETS

MIA ZIERVOGEL

Media coverage produced by Mia's Dossier site has inevitably lead to extensive travel.

A graphic set here of chaotic city visions in the Far East, where having a skilled arts sensibility is paramount.