Bongani Ndlovu is a self-taught, prominent Bloemfontein-based photographer. He shoots through Bongani Ndlovu Photography as a freelancer. He describes his work as “capturing real moments that communicate some emotion whether sad or happy is my first love as a photographer”. He is a great example of what happens when passion meets creativity. Bongani’s photographs are different. They celebrate darkness and light, intimate moments of human interaction and beautiful bodies. He wishes to “capture how light falls through a window, that intimate and loving look of a couple leaning in to whisper together.”
Bongani has no formal photographic training. But there is a difference between a photographer and an artist, he explains. You might have the know-how and expertise, but your imagination may be not wild enough! “I never run out of ideas. The images just keep coming back. What keeps me going is my imagination and the fact that I can play around to capture what is imaginative, naturally beautiful and wild.”
My Brother’s Keeper is about the unseen potential that surrounds us in homeless people. It is a talk about viewing homeless people differently. If we witness their humanity, we will see them for who they are – ‘People’.