August Naude

“I have learned to appreciate the little things that define the worlds and experiences of others, from being a photographer to living and creating art. In this, I strive to capture the true passion of living the moment and those little things which signal what is so special…”

Focus - Fine Art Print on canvas or other 24 x 24 in.

“From the age of ten, photography and arts, in general, had become my “other world”. Over the next four decades, this “other world” continued to grow and expand, even as I was building a successful career in the ICT corporate world.

After retiring from the ICT world, I started to expose my dream world by my art; doing shoots and photo art over the full spectrum of life with low-key and grunge photography becoming my focus while capturing the souls of creations through the lens...

I then graduated with distinction at the New York Institute of Photography, specializing in Intense Portrait Photography. After graduating, I stumbled upon a very talented guy based in Asheville, NC, called Sebastian Michaels. I did his course in Creative Black & White Photography, which was followed by his Photoshop Artistry course. It was a natural progression for me to join his follow-up training called 'Awake – Living the (Photo) Artistic Life...' While participating in this amazing experience, I was requested to act as a coach to the next student intakes which is also proving to be a great success.

Quite a number of my compositions were published in various international magazines, Living the Photo Artistic Life - Pushing Photography Further, GSP Digital Magazine, EYE Photo Magazine - Selected EYE Catching Moments as well as Fine EYE Magazine and then obviously the catalogs of the exhibitors mentioned below.

During 2017, I was one of a selected few artists who participated in ten international art exhibitions in Sicily & San Benedetto in Italy, Athens in Greece, Scottsdale in Arizona and Palm Springs in California - what an inspiration that proved to be for me! Throughout 2017 I was also privileged to have received a number of international awards and prizes.”

From Within - Fine Art Print on canvas or other 24 x 36 in.
Music In The City - Fine Art Print on canvas or other 24 x 36 in.
Anchor of Gold - Fine Art Print on canvas or other 24 x 36 in.
Broken - Fine Art Print on canvas or other 36 x 36 in.

South African photographer, August Naude was born in 1962 and holds a Bachelors of Science from University of Pretoria and Intense Portrait Photography Diploma from New York Institute of Photography.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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