All round professional creative and fine art photographer.

Joe is regarded as one of the best  all round fine art outdoor photographers.   
Besides being a master outdoor fine art photographer, Joe also creates outstanding visuals that assist corporations in effectively communicating their strategic intent  to the global markets and to improve appetite of their products and services through multimedia including amongst others, creative still photography web development, graphic design, video, social media, publishing and various forms of media. Visit- for more commercial information. 

Using the Overberg in the Cape Town area and Bloemfontein as basis' we have an International client base and travel extensively. We pride our self's as world class still photographers / videographers for collectible fine art, documentaries, commercial film work,interior decoration, events and multimedia as well as web developers, graphic designers and publishers amongst others for corporations that don't accept average visuals as good enough"  

Harbour road,  Kleinmond Western Cape was the selected venue for Joe Lategan's new Photographic gallery, multi media office and bistro for a few reasons. "Firstly I always thought to it would be great to be based in what is called the "Worlds greatest biosphere" for a nature photographer firstly due to the opportunities it presents To capture the diverse species and land and seascapes over a long period and secondly the tranquility as a base ensures that one is in the right frame of mind should you do the so important editing following lengthy road trips. Last but not least it is a not too commercialized location so it allows the gallery to be marketed as a destiny as it is  not located on a major route detracting from the authenticity". CLICK HERE


Mighty Elephant King

An exclusive and creative fine art photographer of  wildlife, nature, landscape especially trees, seascapes, wildflowers, rocks and a wide variety of other subjects also in the  black and white medium. Joe Lategan produces undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and memorable fine art photographs on Southern African Biodiversity including Landscapes,  seascapes, wildlife,wild  flowers, trees, and also general nature also in black & white. Joe further produces world class images in colour and black and white for collectors, decorators, corporations, publications , web and other media or product and event photography. Joe's personal range of selected "artography" images are for those that are looking for a print of photo art in vibrant colours to match their decor. Bringing old buildings and historical places to life and giving meaning and character to them is what Joe Lategan is able to do with his heartfelt, breathtaking photography. Many images captured by Joe are available for use in commercial applications by publishers and webmasters - please contact him for more information. He has the ability to capture the essence of a situation in a single image. His work  takes him to many of the hidden places in Southern Africa on the one hand but on the other Joe has the ability to produce images of well known places or subjects  that have been photographed frequently  with a fresh perspective. Joe also provides individual or small group tuition for users of SLR & Digital SLR cameras. Please contact him for further details of a range of workshops and safaris or his intensive one day photography course if interested. It is suggested that you start by visiting the photo gallery to view some  images amongst others. There are many more images available on request. Bookmark the site if you wish to return to view the latest material. 


Cut-out and masking, Clipping Paths, Deep Etchings, Background removal. Dust Cleaning, Spot cleaning. Colour correction, Black & White, Light & Shadows, Beauty retouching, Skin retouching, Face retouching, Body retouching. Restoration and colorizing a black and white Photo restoration.     

Purchase images from Joe Lategan

 The Last Ranger - Kgalagadi (Click Here to go to Album)

Last Ranger fine art landscape

Windmill Casino & Entertainment Centre Photo shoot - Click here to see more images

casino and business photography


After his full time career in International tourism Joe Started “Catfish Joe Productions”. With several international awards for his still photography under the belt  he proceeded to include filming into his portfolio as well as other media.


Joe’s love and intimate knowledge of the ecology of this desert, especially the Auob river bed in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is well respected even by scientists specialising in this untouched biodiversity. Kgalagadi Photography is photographic tours for the serious and professional photographer that requires the most detailed knowledge of their subjects while filming in this wildlife photographers haven.

WILDLIFE FILMING AND CINEMATOGRAPHY - With the “smallest carbon footprint in the world”

Over the past 5 years Joe as sole sponsor has been busy filming and producing the first ecological study over all three seasons on the Auob river bed in The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. A 1 hour TV documentary and 1 ½ hour cinema cut is near completion. The "Worlds Wildest River".


Joe has produced numerous TV productions including his own travel and fishing series as well as other productions on conservation especially indigenous fish species. Joe was the first to film the complete process of spawn and migration of the smallmouth yellowfish and the first private company to sponsor the first telemetry research on the same species as well as the  largemouth yellowfish.




Joe produces undoubtedly some of the most memorable fine art images of South African Landscapes,  seascapes, wildlife, historical architectures and the likes . Images in the platinum gallery such as "The last ranger" that won various awards, Urikaruus cloud, Sossusvlei collection and the very  recently created "Garden of Edens Forbidden tree" , "My beach" and "Mooiplaas waterhole" in Black and White have decorated many proud collectors homes or offices. The last three, part of this years recently added creations to the Platinum range are even more awesome. 


Besides the wide range of Fine art images suitable for decoration of offices, homes or public spaces there is also a range of Joe's personally selected artography images if you are looking for a print of art & vibrant colours to match your house/business decor. Artography allows Joe to tweak any image or subject to the suitable color range of the decorator especially to bring the more earthy toned wildlife images into a more modern decor especially if framed creatively.


Joe produces high quality product photographs. These are suitable for use in high resolution print, or on the internet for online stores. Work is usually undertaken in a studio, but he can do this type of work on location too. If you have a restaurant and need quality imagery of your menu items, please feel free to contact Joe for an estimate on your needs (including the establishment, staff and even perhaps revamping your website).

This type of work encompasses many possible subjects, ranging from personnel to Casinos, Hotels, resorts, plant and machinery installations as well as corporate functions. Work is produced to your specification and can be undertaken anywhere in the world.


 Conferences, high profile cocktail parties, lectures, graduation ceremonies, glamour parties,  selected weddings etc. Contact him for more information.  

Joe also undertake other personalised types of work on request. 
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