My Story…

I’m Jandre Germishuizen, and for as long as I can remember, my passion has been the great outdoors.I’ve spent most of my life in the south of Namibia, where I was introduced to one of the most beautiful places on earth – Sossusvlei. After matriculating in South Africa, I realised I had no choice but to follow a career that would allow me to spend most of my time in nature. I returned to South Africa, after spending some time back home, to study nature conservation and guiding – my compact DSLR never leaving my side. Once I completed my studies, I ventured into the world of guiding. At first, I accompanied small private groups to Sossusvlei and later led groups all over Namibia. I soon realised photography is my passion. With the help of some great mentors, I gradually worked towards accomplishing my dream, which is my reality today.

I’m currently a full-time photography guide, accompanying some of the world’s greatest photographers through Namibia. This includes among others National Geographic photographer Art Wolfe, leading landscape and wildlife photographer Hougaard Malan, who was awarded Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2016, and Izak Pretorius, the National History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Photography has become part of my being. I constantly have the urge to capture what’s new and different. Luring viewers into new worlds, experiences and possibilities are what gets me out of bed every day. We live in a highly visual world, with the constant opportunity to pull viewers into images. If I can inspire, amuse and entice through what had been a massive presence in my life, nature and images, then my mission is accomplished.

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