During the time that I have worked in the interiors profession, I have met all manner of people who ply their artistic trade, services and products, touching the various genres of design.
Meet Sally Wellbeloved (what a generous name) who came across our path during the course of last year. I am so impressed with her style of work as well as her philosophy of life. She is such an energetic person and such a pleasure to be around, that we thought we would share our experience of Sally with you, via a Q & A time, as well as opening some of the pages of her portfolio with you.
I urge you to pay particular attention to her ’abstract’ images. They are seriously mind-boggling. I have no idea how she achieves that effect, but it works for me. It has once again ignited a flame of interest in the abstract works.
Q: How did you get into photography?
A: I’d always loved photography as a child, and it then became a ‘buried passion’ as I grew up and got busy with other things. When I was in my late 20’s I re-ignited my passion for photography and after won a camera in a competition I began to take it seriously and soon after that I left the corporate world and worked with an aerial photographer where I learned the ropes, and then I took the bold step to launch my own photography business!
Q: Do you have a particular style and if so could you describe it?
A: I do have a style with my artistic photographic works – I love to take natural scenes and work them into muted colour tones, it creates a slightly dreamy and surreal feeling which I just love. When it comes to my commercial shooting, I keep my images bold, crisp and clean.
Q: What sort of services do you offer?
A: Currently I am offering a fairly wide range of photographic services. I specialise in buildings and interiors, doing work mostly for architects, interior decorators, property developers and real estate agencies. In addition I do portraits and product work in studio which I enjoy, as well as events, weddings and documentary projects which can be very challenging but a great way to stretch and grow my skill-set!
Q: What is your favoured subject matter?
A: Buildings, animals and landscapes
Q: What inspires you?
A: Tough question as there is so much out there that inspiring, there are so many talented photographers in South Africa at the moment! I draw a lot from other artistic landscape and wildlife photographers like Lambro and Caroline Gibello….
Q: How would you describe your life’s philosophy?
A: My philosophy is simple – life is here for us to enjoy. We spend so much time worrying and stressing, and what we need to do, as much as we can, is to release that – stop trying to control what we cannot ever control and spend more time in trust, faith and joy. Life is a celebration, each and every moment of it, when you allow yourself to truly enjoy who you are and what is possible!
Q: What is next to your bedside pedestal at the moment?
A: A large assorted pile of books!
Q: Could you share your Secret Indulgence with us?
A: Raw chocolate and buckwheaties…. guilt free and delicious!!
A: I intend to have a fine art and canvas printing shop in the Southern Suburbs with staff so that I can free up my time to travel and focus more on artistic photography, as well as giving talks to inspire and empower women and teenagers – if I can do it, then anybody can!
Find Sally’s website: here. You can also check her out on CynaminArt – she offers a wide variety of services including canvas printing (the facility to have one’s own photos printed unto canvas is quite useful); framing; and a collection of fine artists’ and photographers’ work can also be purchased through CynaminArt.
5 thoughts on “Through The Lens Of Sally Wellbeloved”
I love, love, LOVE the abstract photographs – it’s really something special and unique. Sally, i hope you do a whole series of them….
These images are fantastic! I love the colouring. Now I am even more excited for the Safari! Sally is a very talented photographer.
She sure is! We will keep our eyes peeled for your trip pics once you’re back from Safari (do hope you are going to post them on your blog)! So exciting!
Super talented photographer, what gorgeous images……..Always look forward to seeing your next magical captured moment………
Super gorgeous! I really love her composition! The almost controlled composition forms a nice juxtaposition with the subject matter.