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03.08.2011

 

Talking Pictues by Gary Van Wyk - on display in Cape Town until the 13th of August, and for your viewing pleasure on GoSee for a little longer

"I am a Cape Town born photographer, grew up on the Cape Flats, a place where you naturally become street smart.

I finished school at the age of 17 and immediately left for London. It was my first time on an airplane and my first time traveling abroad. I had no idea what I was getting myself into but I did it anyway. Being an only child this was hard for my parents to deal with. I saved up and bought myself a happy snap camera and started firing away.

I traveled to the Caribbean and will never forget the night I saw a photographer setting up his camera and tripod to photograph one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. I thought that looks cool and decided to take a few of my own shots. I processed my film back in London, looked through my snapshots and there was the amazing sunset once again. That was the day I said to myself You need to learn how to do this properly.

I moved back to Cape Town and studied photography at the Peninsula Technikon in Bellville. I studied for three years. In my final year, after a two day internship, I was head hunted by Independent Newspapers, a local media house.

The 5 years I spent there afforded me the best training I could ever have asked for. I’ve been working professionally for the past 7 years and let’s just say I don’t take snapshots anymore. I am currently working with the 21 Icons Team. "

There are just under 10 days left if you fancy taking a look at Gary’s pictures down in Cape Town. Good thing that we have the liberty to feature some of them here on GoSee for a while now.


Talking Pictues by Gary Van Wyk
Photographers Gallery
Until the 13th of August 2011
mon-fri 10:00 - 17:00
sat 11:00 - 14:00
63 Shortmarket Street
8001 Cape Town
P O Box 51151
8002 Waterfront

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk

The Photographers Gallery ZA : Gary Van Wyk