A last­ing mem­ory - the pho­to­graph

- the pho­to­graph

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Brides Essence in­ter­viewed wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher Ger­hard de Bruin of Sil­verZone Im­ages in KZN.

Ger­hard please tell us about yourself.

A: I am in my late 40’s, mar­ried with two lovely daugh­ters. We live on the lovely dol­phin coast of KwaZulu-Natal, a stones, throw from Bal­lito; al­most on the beach. I come from a me­dia back­ground and worked at one of SA’s leading news­pa­pers for 20 years as a in­house pho­tog­ra­pher and a se­nior jour­nal­ist. I then went out on my own as a pro­fes­sional free­lance pho­tog­ra­pher. I love cook­ing, braaing, beer, rugby, women… I guess I am just your typ­i­cal South African male. Oh yes and I for­got to men­tion I also love pho­tog­ra­phy.

Where did you grow up?

A: I grew up in the Ka­roo in a small town called Cradock, in the East­ern Cape.

Where are you based and what ge­o­graph­i­cal area do you cover?

A: I am based in West­brook, KwaZu­luNatal about 6km from Bal­lito where I do a lot of my busi­ness. What made you choose pho­tog­ra­phy as a pro­fes­sion? A: I have been in­ter­ested in pho­tog­ra­phy ever since I was a teenager and took my first pho­to­graphs with an old Yashica cam­era that be­longed to my dad.

Did you study pho­tog­ra­phy?

A: Yes I stud­ied it at School of Art at Port El­iz­a­beth Tech­ni­con.

How long have you been a wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher?

A: Over the last 30 years or so I have pho­tographed a few wed­dings, how­ever since I started Sil­verzone Im­ages I have pho­tographed alot more wed­dings.

How many wed­dings do you pho­to­graph per year?

A: It all de­pends on the year. On aver­age around 22 per year. Re­mem­ber I am not just a wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher, I pho­to­graph a lot of other stuff too, so I have to make space for that as well in my time­frame.

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Ger­hard de Bruin

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