For the month of May, we’re pleased to showcase the works of local photographer Ian Thomson. His series ‘A Secret Place’ is on our featured artist wall and sets out to document daily life, focusing on the unusual. Locals might recognise a few beloved pathways and shared areas in the Noordhoek Common captured in these scenes.
Ian has a special love of trees which is beautifully captured in this series. Mary Oliver’s poem entitled ‘When I am among the trees’ Oliver offers up some inspiration for his photograph ‘Cathedral’. In the poem, Oliver writes, “Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, ‘Stay awhile.’ The light flows from their branches. And they call again, ‘It’s simple,’ they say, ‘and you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.’”
About Ian Thomson
Ian is a retired engineer who has worked, lived and travelled extensively across west and central Africa. On returning to South Africa he began to explore his interest in photography. He spent some time at the Cape Town School of Photography to enhance his skills and is now passionately involved.
In his photography he also aims to portray the tension between the beauty often seen through the camera juxtaposed with brokenness and heartache behind the scene. A tension he believes should be explored over time.
Come and view his works at the gallery until the end of May.
Pay us a visit
Noordhoek Art Point is located at 16 Noordhoek Main Rd, Sunnydale, Cape Town, 7975.
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