From AM to PM | A Visual Study on Light

100 Hayden Phipps

Hayden Phipps

 

Alfred Stieglitz, a pioneer of modern photography said that “Wherever there is light, one can photograph” and film director Aaron Rose approached his work with the belief that “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”. Stemming from two ancient Greek words – photo for “light” and graph for “drawing” – the literal definition of photography is the practice of creating durable images by recording light.

 

All of this forms the basis of the visual list we’ve put together here: a meditation on light through the eyes of local photographers, ordered (speculatively, but as accurately as possible) from AM to PM to show light in a few of its infinitely varying stages and forms. The soft glow that peeks through your curtains when you wake, the direct heat of the midday sun, a haze wrapping everything in its reach during golden hour and, when there’s not enough available light, flash renders the nighttime world in vivid clarity.

 

14 Nathi Khumalo

Nathi Khumalo

 

22 Lindsay Hamlyn

Lindsay Hamlyn

 

3 Thomas Pepler

Thomas Pepler

 

1 Nico Krijno

Nico Krijno

 

8 Johno Mellish

Johno Mellish

 

15 Brett Rubin

Brett Rubin

 

7 Mack Magagane

Mack Magagane

 

5 Kent Andreasen

Kent Andreasen

 

13 Caroline Mackintosh

Caroline Mackintosh

 

18 Francois Visser

Francois Visser

 

Jared Paisley

Jared Paisley

 

18 Shaun Stander

Shaun Stander

 

19 Katinka Bester

Katinka Bester

 

Thomas Wells

Tomas Wells

 

16 Guy Neveling

Guy Neveling

 

10 Tao Farren-Hefer

Tao Farren-Hefer

 

16 Andile Buka

Andile Buka

 

11 Illana Welman

Illana Welman

 

11 Paul Wallington

Paul Wallington

 

7 Anke Loots

Anke Loots

 

4 Kristin-Lee Moolman

Kristin-Lee Moolman

 

8 Ulrich Knoblauch

Ulrich Knoblauch

 

2 Dave Southwood

Dave Southwood

 

 

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