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Head On - Gemsbok fight

Posted by Joe Lategan on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Stories behind Fine art Images from my Platinum collection 
Head on
The Gemsbok or Oryx in Southern Africa is a fierce opponent to even lion and it is said that they can hit a small rock thrown at it's head spot on with the horns everytime. When threatened they move their backs into bushes and kill even lion attempting to prey on it. When two male Gemsbok fight it is thus a match that remind one of a toe to toe boxing match between Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano.To get the two antelope in the same image when they connect each other is extremely difficult...

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The story behind the making of "The Last Ranger"

Posted by Joe Lategan on Thursday, November 10, 2011, In : Stories behind Fine art Images from my Platinum collection 
Description of last ranger.
I wanted to do a portrait of a camelthorn tree but it is always difficult to get a single tree or a situation where the background and foreground does not detract from it. At this specific point in the dunes and central part of the Kgalagadi
Transfrontier park the opportunity was there including the backround that enhanced the message of the Camelthorn I tried to bring across. The Camelthorn is the major reason for the abundant micro habitats along the desert riverbe...

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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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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