Sundowner Studio has an extensive range of services. These practices have been honed and perfected over the 15 years we have been in business. For example, a feather in the cap was a recent project, photography, DTP and printing a 3000 picture catalogue. This was an 18 month project, and the complete project was valued in excess of R10 million (1 Million English Pounds). Having used the catalogue as an example, we wish not to scare away the day to day bread and butter work which we are exceptionally good at (modelling portfolios, pack work and the like). We have a full range of facilities to produce photographic, fine art and canvases prints.
We are a very versatile company and have the ability to deal with the individual client, to the corporate client. Our principal photographer, Robert Russell, is recognised around the world as one of the leading concert and event photographers. He has travelled to some of the most interesting continents on assignment to cover these disciplines. Back in the studio in South Africa, it is all about advertising, commercial, fashion, fine art, concerts and eventing. However if Robert gets his way we would never find him, as he would be at some waterhole somewhere in Africa photographing wildlife, or in the studio shooting fine art.
So, in conclusion, we are able to take a project from conceptualisation to completion, whether it is only photographic or a high end project involving design photography, publishing and printing.
I am actually an Industrial Engineer, with a few other tertiary qualifications. In 1995 I took a sabbatical from the engineering and manufacturing world to work at a local church. During this time he met a fellow by the name of Gordon, who introduced me to photography. I instantly fell in love with this art form, and by 1996 had a thriving part-time business. Sundowner Studio was born in 1998 out of the necessity to have a registered company with a bank account to do business. Sundowner studio’s name is actually derived from the colonial expression of having sundowners whilst sitting on the porch watching the sun set. The business grew from strength to strength until the year 2002, when I became a full-time professional photographer. It wasn't until 2003 when I started travelling the world as a concert and event photographer. All the time whilst back in the studio I practised the other disciplines that we at Sundowner offer.
Due to the amount of work we do in the fashion industry I has been requested to do a little talent scouting, I seem to have an eye for beauty and topography of the female form, this was probably born out of me co-owning a modeling agency in the late 90s.
I am is insistent that we at Sundowner Studio are continually involved with good works and fund-raising efforts. One of my favourite statements is ' you cannot reap where you don't sow '. And no matter how much time I give away we always manage to succeed and prosper.