“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…”
“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.”
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