Browsing Archive: August, 2011

Happy Valley

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Divine intervention 

Over the past few months between the end of April and mid August I have for the first time traveled a circle route from Cape Town Bloemfontein, Upington/Kalahari through Pofadder Springbok and back to the Cape with no photograph in my mind and allowed serendipity to take charge. Like travel photographers do but with the difference in that Fine art photographers have a more selective image in mind. Only the best conditions of light, colour, patterns, aesthetics, ambiance and awe must be presen...

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Old stations of the Karoo

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Stories behind Fine art Images from my Platinum collection 

A few miles further this station has always intrigued me as well.I have never seen a train at the station and always thought it was very aesthetic. But time or the rush to get the trip behind me prevented me from stopping and capturing its essence. The bright colours caught my eye first of course as well as the vintage look. It must also be of the oldest stations in the country and no doubt seen some pretty classy dresses and suites of travelers that used it on the way to the North and back. ...

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Stories behind the Platinum collection images

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Stories behind Fine art Images from my Platinum collection 

This house next to the N1 is one of the last close to Leeu Gamka and I have always been marveling at its Ambiance when I travel through the Karoo. There's something special in it. The white paint that have not been eroded away is bright white with the pastel red and bright reds of the roof. When I finally decided to photograph it I stood on the veranda and saw life as the owner saw it for a few minutes with the vehicles racing by on the N1. I could see the dog lying on the stoep and for a whi...

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Overview of the first six months of 2011

Posted by Joe Lategan on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : First six months overview-2011. 
The last few years Fine art Images in the platinum gallery such as "The last ranger" that won various awards, Urikaruus cloud , Sossusvlei collection amongsts others sold well and investments increased favorably. They also  represent me well on office and home walls across the globe. This year was good to me and the latter halve of the year allowed me to create a few additional images that will without doubt overtake these giants of the past. As a matter of fact I have created the most additi...

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About Me


Joe Lategan I am a extreme lover of the "creation", and hater of destruction thereof. Photography allows me to share in a deeper dimension than words with fellow men/women, my feelings in this regard. I am a inspirational speaker on the sustainability of the environment and and creation. On the other hand I present, consult and drive Cost leadership programs (including Disaster/ emergency preparedness and systems analysis,risk and ethics) for corporations