Alexius van der Westhuizen is a Johannesburg–based photographer specializing in real estate and residential photography. Although he obtained a BA (Hons) (LabourLaw) from Rand Afrikaans University, now UJ, he always had an interest in photography and, when he bought his first DSLR in 2012, his passion took flight.
He became involved in residential photography purely by chance in 2012 but was pleasantly surprised to discover a direction he enjoyed and in which quickly honed his photographic skills so that subsequently, he was inspired to develop his talents and expand his career. He especially enjoys residential photography and in particular the discipline of interior design and decoration.
He says ‘I am given the opportunity to experience many different styles, allowing an insight into the homeowners’ aspirations and personal lives.’ He admits that naturally, interior photography comes with its own challenges; he quotes an example: ‘As the dark face brick trend grew, the struggle of working with natural light also burgeoned, regardless of what time of day the shoot took place.’
Alexius van der Westhuizen handles projects for major real estate companies, including Sotheby’s, Remax, Chas Everitt, Rawson’s, Legacy Real Estate, Propertycloud and Frankie Bell’s Real Estate. Yet, his talent is not limited to residential photography, he is an internationally recognised lightning photographer and has been published internationally. He dreams of travelling through South Africa to capture lightning and eventually publish a book; he continues to exceed his own expectations and to grow as a photographer.
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