Emielke Van Wyk

Emielke is one of Cape Town's most committed and enthusiastic photographers. Her style is understated and simple, but her work ethic is dedicated and professional.

Emielke started her career by studying a BA Fine Arts (Information Design) Degree at the University of Pretoria. Always having a passion for photography, she then also completed a Diploma at the National College of Photography and did an internship with The Pretoria News.

In June 2003, Emielke joined The Pixel Foundry as an assistant and has had the privilege of working with some of SA's top commercial photographers. During this period she committed much of her time to working with, and understanding, the digital workflow process.

In April 2005 Emielke became an independent photographer affiliated to The Pixel Foundry. In the same year she completed a Magazine Journalism course at Cape Town's City Varsity and two years later followed it up with a Travel-writing course through SA Writer's College. In December 2008 Emielke qualified and registered as a tourist guide as well.

Emielke may be Cape Town based but regularly commutes to Gauteng and has already shot across borders, in Mozambique for SAB and in Namibia for Wegbreek and Getaway magazines.

She has a wonderful spontaneous personality giving her the perfect credentials to work with people. Her interests are vast, with an extra special interest in people, different cultures and places. Emielke has travelled extensively in Southern Africa, Gabon and Madagascar. Her travels have also taken her to Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the USA. Her portfolio ranges from high fashion to documentary, including lifestyle, kids, beauty and travel.

'Thanks Emielke, I think the pix look lovely and I think that's because you make your subject feel so relaxed and unselfconscious - and that's why we love your work!' Di Paice, Editor, Brand Magazine

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