Grethe

HELLO, I’M GRETHE!
ARTIST | PICTURE-DRAWER | PHOTOGRAPHER | TEA-DRINKER | SEMI-RETIRED MUSICIAN | PINK HAIR | FIREBALL | SMART-ASS | SKY-WORSHIPPER.

Grethe


I AM an internationally published conceptual and commercial editorial photographer and retoucher based in Somerset West, South Africa. My studies in graphic design led me to photography in 2006, which I eventually ended up pursuing full-time after obtaining my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography in 2008.

My work had been featured in various publications both locally and internationally and in 2016, I was a headlining speaker at the annual PHOTO & FILM EXPO in Johannesburg.  I am a well-known name in the local photographic community and industry and I am also a part-time photography lecturer.

My aesthetic is polished, meticulously crafted and I strive for technical excellence in my images, having had the pleasure to have worked with and be mentored by some of the industry’s finest, from fashion designers to makeup artists to fellow photographers and retouchers.


When I am not a photographer, I am an illustrator and I would be happy to do art commissions – you can view my art here: fenyx.co.za or email me at grethe{at}fenyx.co.za!


SA WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS:
In February 2016, I founded the number one online community geared towards empowering and uplifting women in the South African photographic industry, as well as showcasing their incredible talent. It’s an honour and a privilege to see the community grow with every year that passes and to share my vision with likeminded women.
Find us on Facebook, Instagram and take a look at our blog!


I LIKE tea, cats, red wine, glitter, travel, Germany, classical music, not-so-classical music, Russia, languages, superheroes, airplanes, mythology, nuclear science, history, random facts, Tom Hiddleston, winter, rain, comic books, fighter jets, cheese, England, Top Gear, Black Books, The Lion King and bright colours.

 

PUBLISHED:

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