Judges for the 2017 Photo Competition


For this years Noordhoek photo competition we are lucky to have some extraordinarily talented judges who will be judging the entries for ‘Winter in Noordhoek’.


David Bruce:

David Bruce is an internationally renowned fine art photographer known for his portraits of the Ju/'hoansi Bushmen. After living in London for 20 years he returned to South Africa and now lives in Noordhoek. His work has been exhibited in London and New York and is held in private collections around the world. He is currently working on a new project, 'African Landscapes' documenting the last great wilderness regions of Africa.

David: "As a photographer, my understanding of a good photograph, is its ability to communicate with the viewer, and a emotive response".

Take a look at his work at: http://davidbrucephotography.co.za/

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Stephen Cruickshank:

Stephen Cruickshank, owner and chief photographer of StephenC Photography. He has more than 15 years of experience as a commercial photographer and he specializes in event and incentive travel photography. Stephen is also available for family portraits.

Stephen: "Noordhoek in winter can be spectacular and dramatic. Think of the winter storms (please may we receive lots this year) flooding The Common and churning up big, wild waves – the beach is often transformed with waves washing all the way up to the boardwalk and dunes. Then there are those mornings where all is still with beautiful cold winter light. Winter photography is often more rewarding than the long days of summer."

See some of his shots on his website: http://stephenc.co.za/

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Lynne-Marie Eatwell

Lynne-Marie Eatwell was born on 21 October 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lynne is a young painter with exceptional talent. Her expression of light and movement are amongst the most provocative features of her paintings. Working in oils, both from life and references, she is focused on capturing the inner life and essence of her subject, portraying the honesty of what she perceives.

In 2001 she opened “The Eatwell Gallery” situated in Noordhoek. A very successful and highly regarded gallery/studio dedicated solely to exhibiting the work of the Eatwell family, allowing members of the public the opportunity to see the artists at  work. She has just come back from photographing the horses of the Camargue in France and is currently working on a new series of paintings based on the trip.

Lynne: "Apart from the usual attention to composition and light, what makes a good picture for me is being in the right place at the right time and being ready to capture it. It is seeing the moments that most are oblivious to, capturing a moment that says something about life and gives one something to think about."

See her beautiful art on the website: http://eatwellgallery.com/artists/lynne-marie-eatwell/

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Visit the following page for details on the photo competition: http://www.noordhoektourism.co.za/photo-competition