An insight into one of the best award winning and internationally recognised Private Game Reserves in the Eastern Cape. The content of the book is filled with expertly recognised and written pages giving an accurate natural history account of facts and annotations to the professional photographs which make this book a compelling read.
For anyone who loves natural history, wants to learn more about Africa and the wonderful wildlife within the Eastern Cape, wants a book that is not just filled with yet more photographs of the 'big game five', this book is for you.
Robert is a professional graphic designer, fine artist and successful self taught photographer. His continued passion for colour, landscape and the natural world have encouraged him to progress into the arena of photography from a successful international award winning fine art background. ‘Textures, lines, movement and colour are key elements which bring any one composition together when painting. There is also a ‘connection’ for my subject. Without this, there is no ‘message’ no meaning – nothing. My empathy with wildlife and the natural world seen through the lens follows the same remit. A successful photograph goes beyond merely recording. For me the beauty of nature (demonstrated creatively) in the first instance is of prime importance. The viewer must linger and see more – the inspiration behind the shot. If I have achieved this and the viewer too gains an empathy for the natural world through my images...then I have achieved my aim.’
The Western Cape Published March 13, 2013