Kerry de Bruyn
Photography is my way of expressing life and love and all the awesome things that happen in between when nobody is watching. I love to get people thinking again of the amazing places that are just around the corner and the ones that are not so around the corner. Capturing Africa and her people is my main priority and I will keep doing it until the day that I die in the hope that people will start exploring more with me or because of what I can show them. There is nothing like feeling free and wild in the African bush surrounded by nature.
I have been photographing for around 10 years, professionally for 4 years.
I am striving for new adventures all the time. In 2010 I climbed Kilimanjaro and was featured on a number of blogs showcasing the photography I did while I was up there.
I created the artworks for the entire Fairway hotel and spa on Randpark golf course as well as Askari lodge.
Selected Exhibitions & Media
2009: Artworks at The White house Gallery and Mojo Modern in Johannesburg, Loerie award winner
2010: Images published in numerous magazines, 2 times Profoto award winner
2012: Published in the Getaway
Which South African living artists do you most admire and why?
Greg du Toit, Shem Compion. They are both amazing conservationists who strive to show people the real Africa and have both been successful in doing so.
Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?
Greg du Toit’s Blood, Sweat and Photographic tears. To stay that dedicated and enthusiastic about a project for over a year before getting the shot that he wanted is amazing. His dedication to his work is amazing.
Where do you get your inspiration for your work?
What do you like most about being an artist?
Being able to express myself and have people enjoy seeing the outcome.
How do you handle bad days when you experience artist's block?
I step away from what I am doing, clear my mind and go and do something completely opposite to what I was doing. When I come back the next day I feel fresh again.
What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?
Being published in the Getaway, showing at The White house gallery and winning Profoto awards for my work.
Do you feel that you want to make a difference to the world or in people's lives? If yes, how?
Yes. I would love for them to feel what I feel when looking through the viewfinder, when trying to make a piece f artwork. To feel that appreciation for the world and what it has to offer warms my heart.
What are your plans for the coming year?
I would love to show my new travel photographic project (still to be named) at a gallery this year.