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Monday, April 4, 2011


("Winter Morning” by Kevern Sandalls)

St Clements to host Fine Art ‘Nature Study’ Photographic exhibition.

Kevern Sandalls began his photographic career in 1988, and has been touring Southern Africa as a nature guide and fine art photographer since 1993. This combining of two fields of skill has allowed him to travel and photograph extensively throughout much of the remote and beautiful areas in this subcontinent.

Sandalls’ passion for wilderness and wild places has drawn him to specialise in what he calls ‘nature study photography’. He describes this as a photographic quest to connect with and render the essence of an environment in an image.

A traditionalist at heart, he prefers the use of fine grain film, believing that it captures a much more detailed and deep image than modern digital cameras. He has now moved away from using photographic paper and begun to print on super-grade fine art cotton based papers, using carbon based archival inks. He believes this modern process has only recently reached a level which allows it to surpass photo papers in its quality and archival properties.

His work combines sensitive and deep imagery on the finest quality photographic materials available. The results are moving and powerful works of art.

Kevern Sandalls’ fine art Nature Study exhibition can be seen on April 7 at 18h00 and is expected to run for a month thereafter. St. Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. More information on 031 202 2511 or 083 400 0342.