Painting Plett, one beautiful photograph at a time

Photography is nature seen from the eyes outwards, and we take them to remind us of what we may forget. The art of photography encompasses many facets and is, at its core, an art. Local photographer Vanessa Brewer has captured our beautiful landscapes and epic moments of nature through her lens. We hope you enjoy these memorable and iconic images that remind us of both the wrath and beauty of nature. By René Connelly.

Plett resident Vanessa Brewer of Avo Photography and VVV Photography, has a burning passion for her craft and has been revelling in it for roughly 20 years now. Portrait, Lifestyle, Décor, Food, Fantasy Portraits, etc. – you name it, she’s captured it. From large corporate campaigns to intimate family portraits, Vanessa seems to get to the heart of what is desired and delivers on point, every time. After working at a portrait studio in London, she and her husband decided to bring their expertise back to SA, in order to empower and enrich the lives of those who may not otherwise have been exposed to the art of photography. A big influence in their lives and careers, Vanessa is very proud to have given back to an industry that has given her so many challenges and much joy. It must be said though that Fantasy Portraits is Vanessa’s absolute passion. It is here that she is allowed to express the true artist in her and it shows in the images she produces.

With no holds barred in this genre, the sky is the limit and whilst chatting to her over a steaming cup of Chai Latte, her excitement over this style of portraits is tangible. I could wax lyrical about it all day long but to get a feel for her magnificent work for yourself.

Take a look at some of our Fantasy Portrait Shoots below:

“I was inspired by the Garden Route folklores and the 2017 fires. The mystery of what a real mermaid might be, with model Oda Tungodden and where Mother Nature is reintroducing indigenous plants with model Roxanne Conradie (dressed by local designer Katherine Bischoff) and again with model Oda on Robberg.”