Editorial and fine art photographer Hanneri de Wet is a visual storyteller with a dramatic yet colourful style.
On this brand new website, Hanneri flows seamlessly from her photography commission work into creating an online gallery space which is linked to her studio. From the online shop, you can order the fine art prints of your choice, book a family or business shoot and even rent the studio space.
Hanneri is best known for her photography in Lééf Magazine. Having worked with this publication for nine years, her online gallery naturally grew into a platform to sell the much loved Lééf photographs along with her personal work. Lééf products sold on this site are co-sponsored by the magazine, and the funds collected support her and the other hard-working people behind the magazine.
Hanneri is passionate about people; their challenges and their triumphs. Her ability to connect with anyone and to make them feel comfortable in front of the lens is a notable asset to her work.
Besides doing media work, Hanneri is the owner of a beautiful studio in Pretoria where she focuses on contemporary fine art portraiture.
In 2019 she exhibited “At Heaven’s Gate”, a project in collaboration with DUSA (Drug Users South Africa) which consisted of 26 portraits featuring people in different stages of rehabilitation. Volunteers were brave enough to share their stories and have their portraits taken. The aim of this striking series was to restore dignity to people fighting drug abuse.
Kwela captured the story here:
Some of her personal work includes a portrait session with Mariette Viljoen, a lifelong friend. Mariette was paralysed in a car accident, but today inspires many to live life to the fullest. The article was published in Lééf magazine in early 2020.
See the touching behind-the-scenes documentary here: