Capturing Pietermaritzburg

2019-02-06 06:01
Bonoventure Mkhize recently captured the city of Pietermaritzburg in a three-part photography series posted online. PHOTO: supplied

Bonoventure Mkhize recently captured the city of Pietermaritzburg in a three-part photography series posted online. PHOTO: supplied

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IN a three-part series highlighting the beauty of our city, environmental science graduate and photographer Bonoventure Mkhize has emphasised and chosen to look at our city in a positive light which we often forget to do, according to him.

“Growing up here in the city made me realise just how much I love it here and its as simple as that.

“We have an amazingly historical city, yet I have never seen it on display and that is what made me decide to show our people what we have,” said Mkhize when asked what made him decide on the three-part series of photographs.

Mkhize said that when he travelled to Cape Town last year his friends noticed his keen eye for photography and encouraged him to pursue photography which he did and since then has not looked back.

“I have been a photographer for a year now and what has made me thrive and continue in this industry is the amazement and joy that you can bring to people when they look at your photos which was especially so when people saw my three-part series on Pietermaritzburg on Facebook,” said Mkhize.

Mkhize, who has mainly done wedding and family photography, said that when doing his feature on our city he was most pleased with the history he found in the buildings and the people that he captured.

“I loved the fact that I could capture the city and people without being under threat of being robbed.

“The locals just watched me and even wanted to be in some of my pictures.

“I thought the unique Victorian architecture was pleasing to the eye.

“We are the capital, yet we have no way of people viewing our city on the Internet.

“We have no footprint online at all,” said Mkhize.

Mkhize’s three-part Pietermaritzburg photo series can be found on his Facebook page: Thousand Word Photography.


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