A rest after the delivery

Herman van Bon Photography

In my youth in The Netherlands parents told their children story that babies are delivered by storks. In South Africa I haven’t seen storks so it must be a relative; the heron.


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The Whale-Whisperer strikes again

Absolutely STUNNING photography!!! Whales as you have never seen before!!!

Elephant Zen

davedebeer9a_DxOWhale-journey-continued2Our town Hermanus is known as the Whale-Watching-Capital of South Africa. Every year between May and November tens of thousands of visitors are attracted by these huge mammals. The Hermanus Whale-Crier is widely marketed but did you ever hear of the Whale-Whisperer?

His name is Dave de Beer and he is a well known wildlife photographer specialising in bothbirds and whales. For 10 years now and during the whale-season you can find Dave somewhere along the waterside sunrise to sunset “Photographing whales challenges your ability to be patient”, he says. “Sometimes it can take days before I have a picture I’m satisfied with.” 

Five years ago his first whale book was published and became an overnight success. In September, after another 5 whale seasons, the Whale-Whisperer strikes again with the publication of his second book. The title: ‘Hermanus Whales’. Subtitle: ‘The journey continues’. And it’s a bestseller!!! 


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For all who love stunning jewellery made from the Earth

Yvonne de Wit - Jewellery Design & Art

It took a while but at last the first brochure is ready. Why the first? As the collection Of Yvonne de Wit Jewellery changes continuously (remember; unique handcrafted pieces) new models are introduced. The brochure is not in print but available in PDF  and JPEG formats though there is a limited edition of prints for dealers. ( 2 pictures)


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Shop Display

Proudly made in South Africa from treasures of the Earth

Yvonne de Wit - Jewellery Design & Art

For ‘Harbour Gold’ in Harbour Street in Hermanus, South Africa (official dealer of ‘Yvonne de Wit Jewellery’ in the Overberg region) we designed a poster that goes along with the display of her jewellery. Of course other dealers may apply for one as well. Towards the end of this week the display will be ready.


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Women Rock

Elephant Zen

“The great question . . . which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?” – Sigmund Freud

portraitYvonne3aug14-2Over a cup of coffee with a friend, I mentioned that when I was seven something, I had been selected to perform in a duet with one of the other aspiring little ballerinas at the Hammond School of Ballet in East London where I grew up.  The music chosen was Maurice Chevalier’s Thank Heavens for Little Girls.  I remember dancing across the stage wearing a pretty pink dress sprinkled with those velvety white bobbles and waving an enormous everlasting sucker with my ballet buddy Louise, dressed up like a twin and doing the same.

At that age I thought life would be an everlasting sucker, something to enjoy from moment to moment with a sweetness…

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