Graham Springer is a South African photographic artist. He has garnered critical acclaim for his distinctive style and uniquely creative take on the wildlife genre. He photographs for the exclusive purpose of producing large format prints and has held 3 solo exhibitions of his work in South Africa. His work, printed in his Cape Town studio is sold world-wide.
(Springer) artfully distils the essence of wild Africa into a unique aesthetic that is both beautiful and evocative. The images are about so much more than the animal subject – they have a visual poetry that encourages imagination. His treatment of his subject matter draws you in and encourages exploration on your own terms. And herein lies the great appeal of Graham’s images. They are never fully explicit, allowing you to draw your own emotional inferences. The result is an intangible yet immensely powerful attraction to the images that does not diminish no matter how often they are seen. – Malcolm Ainscough.
Born in Zimbabwe in 1976, Springer began photographing at the age of 12 when his parents gave him an old SLR camera to use. After graduating from the University of Cape Town, he began working as a field guide in Limpopo province, South Africa. Moving to Botswana in 2002, he managed remote safari camps and guided horseback safaris in the Okavango Delta before working in wildlife documentary film production for nine years. During this time he worked extensively on producing this, his first collection of images. Now based in Cape Town, Graham works solely as a photographic artist, travelling into Africa and generating images for new collections of work.
Homage is Springer’s first book and showcases a selection from his first collection of images made in Botswana between 2002 and 2013. The book consists of 80 image plates, beautifully printed on a specially sourced uncoated art paper that replicates the subtle tonality, detail and fine texture of his prints exceptionally well. This collector’s edition is a large book (measuring 35cm x 35cm / 14” x 14”), is bound in linen and is encased in a protective slipcase.
Homage can be ordered online from www.africanarteditions.com