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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION BE GREG DU TOIT
According to an Africa Geographic article, Greg du Toit is probably Africa's best-known wildlife photographer who sees the broader African continent as his home. His wildlife photography is unique in many aspects; the first being that he only photographs wild animals, and although some of his artworks may seem unbelievable, they have all been created in the wild...
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Wildlife Fine Art & Tribal Print Collection
41cm wide Edition (10) R11400 | 84cm wide Edition (10) R 23000
ABOUT GREG DU TOIT
According to an Africa Geographic article, Greg du Toit is probably Africa’s best-known wildlife photographer. Based out of Johannesburg, South Africa he sees the broader African continent as his home. His wildlife photography is unique in many aspects; the first being that he only photographs wild animals and although some of his artworks may seem unbelievable, they have all been created in the wild. He once sat in a waterhole in the Great Rift Valley for a period of 270 hours, to get photographs of lions drinking. This project leads to a sellout exhibition with the National Geographic Gallery on the high streets of London. His photography is both spiritual and personal; a way to share moments that he has witnessed through the lens with his audience. As such, he does not use camera-traps or drones and he produces his artwork predominantly in the camera and at the time of the shooting. His photographs are free of digital manipulation which simply means that no elements have been added or subtracted, and that patience and time have been a central theme to his work. After spending 20 years photographing in Africa, waiting for the perfect light, subject, background and behaviour, all to coexist in a single moment, he now has a unique body of work, showcasing the diversity, wonder and awe he feels for Africa. Being a true low light specialist, taking his camera out when it is nearly dark, he enjoys the blue hues that go along with the twilight hours. He is also a master of slow shutter speeds and panning with his subjects to convey a sense of movement and mystery. A four-year project photographing leopards in low light, lead to a 13-page portfolio in the BBC Wildlife Magazine, while a long exposure of elephants, at a waterhole in Botswana, earned him the highest accolade in world wildlife photography when the BBC named him their ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’. Subsequently, his work has been displayed in both the London and Sydney Natural History Museums and his Authentic Africa collections have been shown from New York to Singapore. Through his photography he has also found a conservation purpose, believing that wildlife photographers play an important role in conservation by giving wildlife a voice. He is an ambassador for lion conservation in Kenya and he has donated numerous artworks to both animal and humanitarian charities. He has been interviewed by the BBC World Service, CNBC television, both local and international newspapers and his AWE coffee-table book is now in its second print run. Greg is also one of Africa’s most sought after photographic safari guides, see www.gregdutoit.com for more. His prints are sold in just two sizes, a medium and a large, and each is a limited edition of just 10 signed prints.
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