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We do photography driven by passion. Working in the corporate, industrial, advertising, PR, brochure, catalogue, food - ANYTHING PHOTOGRAPHY. CWPhotography- The Team - Chris Wessels- Jolandie Wessels-

Photography and Passion

Photography has been a living passion in the lives of many. A sheer driving force in the backbone of those always striving for perfection in bringing a reproduction of something existing or created to life in the form of a visual art piece. An ever evolving art form and a rapidly expanding medium ensures the serious enthusiast and professional a growing and endless array of knowledge and expertise to create images that have the potential to evoke emotion which in turn makes the art limitless. Just as this art form evolves and recreates itself, so does CWPhotography.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Copyright-Land Rover - Sub Saharan shoot - August 08 - Mabalingwe.

Tansey - Miss S.A. 07'

Here is one of the first posts from a shoot Jolandie and I did for Land Rover out towards Bela Bela area, Mabalingwe. I will post some more real soon, it's all still work in progress. This was a whole lot of fun and hard work!

As Promised, here are a few more photos before I rush off to an appointment. There are a few of Tansey in Land Rover Gear and then one of Oliver, he's not a proffesional model, but he was on this particular day. I really like this one of Tansey leaning against the tree, but that's just me.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Miss S.A. & Miss S.A. Teen 2006 - copyright - Dreamnails

Miss S.A. '06' - Megan Coleman
Miss S.A. teen '06' - Zizo Beda
Jolandie (Wife, partner and fellow photographer) and I had great fun doing this shoot. Shot at a studio in Fourways for the duration of a day, we had a whole list of shots to get through and enjoyed every second of it. The first shot of the day included a doggie. Now there is one subject that's tricky to photograph. She was still a puppy, so not really trained yet, shame, was also not used to all the white plus the constant flashing, but after a short break outside she came back and ended up a star in the making. Here is a pic...

The next few images to follow are of Megan who is really photogenic and also a true proffesional and easy to work with. She was very accomodating and understanding with the list of things we needed to do, she stayed well after her booking time to get the job done. Thanks Megan.!

Now Zizo is something else. I met Zizo when I was doing photographs for a function at the JSE. She did a talk in front of about a 150 people or so and she absolutely blew everyone away. This is a teenager with Big dreams and absolutely has her head screwed on the right way, what an inspiration and so down to earth. She has a captivating spirit and is lovely in every aspect. We had loads of fun with her as you will see below and I think her personality really reflects well in these photos. Thanks Zizo!

Also a special thanks to Dreamnails and especialy to Ashleigh for the oppertunity!
Make-up by Marie-Louise Bleksley

Ryk Neethling - Copyright - Jenna Clifford

I was very fortunate to have had the privilege to do this shoot for Jenna Clifford. This is one of the shoots that will always remain in my memory. I enjoyed the challenge and know that I will grow from this experience.

Thanks to Jenna, Dex and the Team from Jenna Clifford.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


This is a shot I did for Jenna Clifford. It took alot of trial and error to get it right. The water needed to be dark and so the container needed to be dark. Getting reflection in the water was also tricky. Then hours in post production to paste all the letters together which I shot individually to controll the reflection on the aliminium plates. The letters are made from perspex and aliminium plates which I had to ballance in the water using wire and a glue gun. This was a nice challenge and I am quite happy with the results...But you decide for yourself.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wedding photography

Iv'e been very fortunate to work with alot of kind, down to earth people and have been honoured by them to photograph some of their most precious moments, here are a few...