David Ballam’s Photography
We are blown away by David Ballam’s African series and how his portraits simultaneously capture simplicity, tradition and stark beauty. David’s photographic work has been successfully exhibited in South Africa and sold in high-end boutiques and to individual clients globally. Most of the following images were part of “Turkana Portrait Exhibition”.
These photographs are published for educational purposes only. David’s photography is so inspiring that it deserves to be shared with the rest of the world. Please follow the links to his website if you would like to purchase any of these as fine art prints.
All photographs are copyrighted to their respective author, David Ballam.
The reproduction of these images – in any manner – is strictly prohibited unless express written permission is given by their author.
David Ballam was born and schooled in Johannesburg, South Africa. He first attended university in Cape Town but later moved to Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape. He was introduced to the camera by Obie Oberholzer and in 2004 gained his Fine Art Degree with Honours in photography. David returned to Johannesburg and after a number of years experience in the commercial world of photography he reverted his attention back to his Fine Art roots. Intrigued and inspired by new faces, places, cultures and customs David focuses his attention on taking any opportunity to travel and explore the African landscape, finding and creating images that transcend the subject matter into Fine Art prints.
Samburu Moran, Lake Turkana, Kenya. © David Ballam.”Lake Turkana lies within the Kenyan Rift Valley and is the world’s largest permanent desert lake. For me, however, it is the people that inhabit the region that are most inspiring and intriguing. With customs, traditions, beliefs and beauty as deep as the lakes waters, the people – and landscape – of Lake Turkana left me reeling in insignificance.”
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