Richtersveld

 

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The Richtersveld is part of a trans-frontier park in Nambia.

 

From the moment one enters this park, the iconic and arid landscape is flanked by craggy mountains and rugged terrain. It feels as if one has arrived on Mars. Standing here, surrounded by this vast, incredible landscape, the sheer force of its existence slaps you in the face.

 

Sadly, due to human actions and rapid climate change, the Richtersveld has become the only arid biodiversity hotspot left on earth. Despite these changing circumstances, it is still rich in strange vegetation and the most outlandish plants. But it’s uncertain how long this will remain the case.

 

I fell in love with this place from the minute I arrived but felt deeply troubled by the thought that our children may never experience its beauty. So, with my camera in hand and filled with a lot of emotion and compassion, I set out to capture and document what was left of the centuries-old Quiver trees and desert plants in their rugged volcanic rock environment.

 

All images in this collection are reflections of my artistic vision of the African landscapes captured by me in the alluring Richtersveld.

 

 

Peter Dooley

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Ancient Harmony

This print fills the viewer with curiosity and admiration for the landscape’s alluring complexity, its contemporary myths, its take on intellectual reality, and its ability to take our imagination beyond its comfort zone.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

 

Visious Message

If the artwork merely excites your curiosity or interest, something the artist calls curious disbelief, will that be enough? With this thought in mind, the artist carefully chose a subject that excites his viewer’s curiosity and sympathy as well as conveys the emotions that he experienced when making this dead Quiver tree image.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R14,900 

Enchanted Perspective

At first glance, this print is aesthetically beautiful. But once you're inside it, it's like a waking dream, evoking feelings you can't think of names for.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:     Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:           2021

From:                R14,900 

Windswept

Even those with only a passing interest in the subject matter of this image should find something to pique their curiosity within.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Quivers in the Sky

This is one of the artist’s most engaging works. Simply put, ‘Brilliant.’

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R16,900 

Summit

This print is contemporary and unusual, creating an ambience of aesthetic appreciation.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Outbound

Whether you are a seasoned collector or just enjoy beautiful art, this is an alluring image for anyone interested in black and white photographs.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 
Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  
Created:            2021
From:                R14,900 

Perpetual Impact

The artist has done an excellent job of capturing the classic feel of the landscape and imbuing an epic quality into the image.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Perspective of Uncertainty

The artist invites the viewer to stare over this stark, majestical landscape and wonder how long before it disappears for good.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R14,900 

Giant Boulders

The mesmerising composition of this print and the captivating allure of its dramatic story will put this on your list of collectable artworks to be hung on your wall, and soon.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R16,900 

Sentinel

It is obvious that the artist exults empathy and creativity in this work. He proves that by using both in conjunction, a totally enchanting and captivating work can be created.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R16,900 

Infinite Ending

In this print, the artist shows great sensitivity to the demise of our planet, actively communicating empathy.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Empathy

The artist cleverly uses a lone tree leaning toward sparse clouds in the sky as if begging for its gift of water to quench the thirsty landscape. 

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R5,900 

Ancient Landscape

There is an aspect in this photograph that connects our aesthetic appreciation for nature and the world around us.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:  Max Size  -  Paper 46" (1200mm)  

Created:         2021

From:             R11,900

Perseverance

This outstanding black and white print is a striking reaffirmation of the artist’s prodigious talent.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R14,900 

Illustrious Balance

This print is exhilarating in the extreme, but the main attraction remains the majestic boulders themselves.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R14,900 

Witgat

The Richtersveld is a UNESCO heritage site due to its cultural importance. Beautifully captured by the artist, the Witgat tree, also known as a Shepherd’s tree, has been used for protection against the elements by shepherds in this region for centuries. These people possess a simple wisdom mostly unaffected by influences of the outside world.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R14,900 

Lookout

The surrounding hills offer stunningly beautiful vistas for hundreds of miles and are perfectly captured in this awesome black and white image.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Autumn of Despair

The work of the artist is characterised by great individuality, sometimes bordering on the sensational.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Aftermath of Chaos

In this panoramic print, the artist uses rich tones to highlight thousands of rocks exposed by the washing away of the banks of the Gariep River after the flood. 

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R5,900 

Fragile Network

The artist draws attention to the network of branches and leaves designed to channel condensation down the trunk on this iconic tree, by isolating it from the landscape with a clear sky.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Through the Haze

 

This print shows off the spectacular quintessential sight of shadows and light rays penetrating the haze below this lone cloud in the sky.

 

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Still Standing

Occasionally, a black and white image becomes a source of awe and wonder, thought and amazement. This print is no exception.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R14,900 

Consequence of Desire

The artist invites the viewer to look closely at this dying Quiver tree and wonder how we will explain their disappearance to our children.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8.900 

Might of Storms

The artist has an amazing ability to use light to convey his story. Here he used it not only to tell the story of the calm after the mighty storm but also to create a calm mood with the reflections on the giant boulders.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R8,900 

Nama Crossing

It has been said that landscape photography is all about capuring the 'right light'.

In this image, the artist has timed that magic moment perfectly!

 

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R11,900 

Spotlight on Creation

Ansel Adams, one of the most famous landscape photographers that ever lived once said,  “Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have somone click the shutter.”

 

There can be no doubt that this was one of those moments when the artist was just in time to click the shutter !

 

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R14,900 

Finite Balance

There is undoubtedly a divide between the distinctness which defies reality and cumulativeness of knowledge required to capture such emotion in an image which are not due to chance. The artist knows how to achieve this in the most efficient way to deliver his message.

 

Media:             - Fine Art paper printed with Archival Pigment ink 

Edition:              Edition of Ten  (plus 2 Artist Proofs) 

Dimensions:      Long side: 23" (59 cm) 33" (84cm)  or 46" (120 cm)  

Created:            2021

From:                R14,900 


 

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Black and white art

withstands the test of time

The first ever photograph was a black and white image which was captured by Joseph Nicephore in 1826. The black and white photographs of that time took more than 8 hours to get the right exposure. 

 

Ansel Easton Adams, an American landscape photographer and environmentalist, born in 1902, became known for his iconic black and white images of the American West. He advocated "pure" photography which favoured sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph.

 

My work has been influenced by the work of Ansel and I use his tonal range system known as the "zone system" extensively.

 

"Both the grand and intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmation and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of naturtal beauty and wonder surrounding him"

Ansel Adams