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  Originally published in The South African Art Times and reproduced here with permission Photographer, Christopher Rimmer’s latest project entitled, Sign of Life, documents two abandoned diamond mining towns, Kolmanskop and Elizabeth Bay in south western Namibia; both towns are slowly being buried by the constantly shifting sands of the surrounding Namib Desert. The award…

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This article was originally published in March 2015 edition of U.S. Outdoor Photographer Magazine and reproduced with kind permission. It was the end of the summer, and I was driving along the south coast of South Africa. The international success of my previous exhibition of photography, “Sign of Life,” had left me in the enviable…

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  Amapondo is the striking new series by acclaimed Melbourne-based, South African photographer, Christopher Rimmer. The series comprises twenty large-scale photographs featuring indigenous cattle set against the idyllic backdrop of Port St. Johns Beach on the eastern coastline of South Africa. Central to this series is its title. Amapondo means the people of the Mpondo…

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The gaping mouth which serves as the entrance to Luna Park has been an iconic Melbourne landmark for over a century. Located in the seaside suburb of St Kilda, in what used to be Melbourne’s bohemian heartland, the area has now fallen into decline in terms of cultural significance. Many of the artists who made this…

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What do you do when you have a three ton panic stricken elephant charging directly at you? Do you continue shooting or run for your life? I did both. The day began just like any other. Out of camp before dawn and settled into a natural hide near a waterhole with all our camera equipment, just as the first rays of sun began to…

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A large plume of white dust in the distance announces their impending arrival at the waterhole and they slowly appear on the horizon like grey lumbering ghosts through a shimmering haze of heat. It’s baking hot  and even in the shade, a steady stream of sweat drips down my face as I observe the herd’s…

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I’ve been fortunate enough to amass quite a library of books on Africa, and choosing my favourite ten has been no easy feat. The  I books that made this list are all linked to photographic projects I have undertaken in recent years in Southern Africa and in one way or another, each one has provided…

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