Koos van de Lende speaking at upcoming Imagination Network meetings
CODP’s Imagination Network is proud to present an evening with world renowned landscape photographer, Koos van de Lende. One of South Africa ‘s most talented photographers will be sharing his stories and adventures through our beautiful continent. Koos will speak at each campuses’ upcoming Imagination Network meeting.
- Mon 30 June 2014 – 18h00-21h00 – The Wanderers Club
- Tue 8 July 2014 – 18h30-21h30
- Wed 2 July 2014 – 18h00-21h00
Space is limited, please RSVP by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 11 74686 (PHOTO).
Cost: R100.00 pp (Cash only, payable on the evening), light snacks will be provided.
For the Fourways and Pretoria meetings please feel welcome to BYO (bring your own wine or other beverages). For the Saxonwold meetings at the Wanderers Club, a cash bar is available.
Born in Pretoria, South Africa (1955), Koos emigrated to the Netherlands with his Dutch parents in 1971. After completing his studies at the School of Photography in The Hague, he visited the country of his birth in 1977.
The experience prompted him to return on a more permanent basis, and in 1983 he immigrated back to South Africa.
He spent the next two decades working as a commercial photographer, and in 2002 decisively abandoning the confines of a studio environment for the outdoors, where he spends most of his year photographing series of limited edition work. Van de Lende’s portfolio is testimony of his formidable artistic talent and unrelenting dedication to the art of photography.
Working from Pretoria, he mostly shoots in panoramic format using the time-honoured film and darkroom processing techniques. The large vistas his camera records are technically complex, van de Lende spending days, sometimes even weeks researching the ambience of each potential composition.
Typically, his pictures blend natural and artificial lighting sources, with minimal intervention afterwards during the printing and reproduction of his spectacular prints. The photographer imbues the picturesque quality of his landscapes with an added layer of spiritual intensity, although Van de Lende is by no means proscriptive in enforcing this view. Modesty is central to both his character and his work, which in itself records an awestruck moment of humility and wonder.
Koos has recently launched a magnificent, limited edition coffee table book of his work. There are only a handful of copies left, so if you’d like to preview the book or order one, then please click here.