The Karoo is very close to my heart. Part of it might be because I grew up in the Little Karoo. The beauty of these mountains and spaces defined me. But the real Karoo is different. Here I walk barefoot. Here in the emptiness, I find fullness. Here and in the mountains is where I do not speak . Here is where I hear.
Fanie and Delene had a plaas wedding on the Grootdriefontein bos & skeurhokke close to Murraysburg. There is a faithful fountain that feeds the thirsty soil to a lushes piece of land that symbolises the growth these two have experienced. There is a dam that serves as a source and oasis to more than the wild tortoises that leaves their spoor in the thick mud as they faithfully make their way to the water at sunset. There is more than the eye can see and the lens can ever capture. But on this day, this was my effort to capture beauty, love, commitment and covenant in the barren wildness in the heart of our country.
Thank you Fanie & Delene for doing me the pleasure to invite me close to my heart. I hope these images will grow close to yours and others too.