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To edit or not to edit?

Sunday, 23 June 2013

For each photographer, artist and then of course the "consumer" the question remains: to edit or not to edit?
How artificial do you like your art?
We have recently gone through thousands of websites to have a look at the latest photography trends and it seems that manipulating a photo beyond recognition reigns supreme... so where do our art fit in?

We believe that the Beauty should to be created when the shutter closes and not afterwards with the click of a mouse. We do not believe in excessive " plastic surgery".
We feel that you should merely enhance natural beauty ( like adding a bit of blusher to your cheeks) but not obliterate the moment you captured completely.

So where will our photographs fit it? The ones where the background does not vanish as if by magic, where a lions bloody scars still show as bloody scars?

Is there no longer space for images that were captured on film or captured on slides with "a what you see now is what we saw when the image was captured"?

So, we have decided that we will stick to what we love and keep our images natural but you also have to evolve with time and as humans strive for perfection we will aim to publish an "ART" series where photos are edited, manipulated and changed to create a different form of art.

An absolute favourite -  a lion female photograph taken with original slide film.
She has the charisma of years gone by... when Africa was still wild.

Romanian Royalty

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Romania has a sense of nostalgia like very few places we have been before...
It feeds your senses with hearty food, fiery vin fiert (hot spiced wine) and stories of vampires and their drop-dead gorgeous victims.
The scenery is what you would expect in an enchanted world or a middle-age fairy tale and they have some spectacular castles to boot! Coming from Africa to experience these in the middle of winter was absolutely enchanting.

Bran Castle below is particularly famous as it is also better known as Dracula's Castle even though no evidence was ever found that the bloodthirsty Count Vlad Dracul resided or spent any time at this fortress in Transylvania.

His & Hers

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

On a wedding day homage are paid to the 19th centurey nursery rhyme....

What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of

What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Slugs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.

A large male lion afforded us this closeup... no zoom lenses needed!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Our website!!

We are very excited to announce that our website are in the final development stages and will soon be up and running.

With the new website you will be able to send a web enquiry, contact our Australian retail partners or even link directly to our blog.
Our website were designed  by Jane' Web Services who did a fantastic job. Contact them on +27817279424  or email them on should you also like your site designed and maintained.

Below is a few of the photos that made it unto the website:

Washing day... Romania

Thursday, 13 June 2013

One of those little gems we found watching through the cabin windows on a train from Sighisoara to Brasov in Romania...


Monday, 3 June 2013

Or translated as " desert roses"... these succulents are found overall South Afica and these particular ones were photographed on an early morning in the Highveld with the dew still sparkling on their fat little leaves.


Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Dust & Dreams crew just returned from Namibia & Botswana where we joined Walking for Lions in their campaign for the protection of wild lions.

There were some fabulous photo opportunities in Botswana as we visited several unspoiled areas.

Domestic creatures... Botswana

During our recent trip to Botswana where we joined up with the Walking for Lions Campaign we had lots on interesting animal encounters, especially of the domestic kind.

A rare sight...

An extremely rare sight...  we photographed this young white buffalo calf in a herb of about 30 a few days ago. He is pure white with a very protective mother!