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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