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Monday, November 7, 2011


“Few SA artists can productively be called raconteurs, as in a skilful teller of anecdotes. Most are simply too glum - solemn, too - when spinning yarns around their work. If only more artists, in particular photographers, could be like Obie Oberholzer.” Sean O’Toole, Financial Mail

Veteran lens man, arch raconteur and legendary South African photographer Obie Oberholzer has just produced his tenth book, Diesel and Dust.

Writen by this vibrant and colourful traveller and former fine arts photography lecturer, Diesel and Dust provides visually stimulating images of Africa offering a multifaceted view of the continent in this recollection that is at once a history, a meditation, a travel memoir, and a tribute.

Diesel and Dust is a philosophy,” explains Obie Oberholzer. “The smell of diesel and dust early in the morning give me a feeling that I’m far away, and this book is about that – interesting people and places; about wonderings and passings through.”

Obie Oberholzer is the author and photographer of The Hotazel Years, The Raconteur Road, Round the Bend and Long Ago Way.

Published by Jacana Media, Diesel and Dust is presented in hardback, recommended Retail Price R450. EAN/ISBN-13: 978-1-4314-0110-9