My second trip to Zanzibar brought along challenges that we didn’t expect as the weather has contradicted the norm as August is meant to be a sunny and clear skies month. My client, The Royal Zanzibar situated in the North in Nungwi, contracted me to capture several images for their website and upcoming Sales Brochure…
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa; raised in Dallas, Texas, Rachel Andrews returned to South Africa after studying three years Visual Art Studies at the University of North Texas to complete her studies in Photography at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. After a heavy upbringing in the creative industry with a mother as an accomplished decorative artist in Dallas, Rachel’s main objective is to bring through as much expression through the lens as a paintbrush traditionally would have allowed. Thus, creating a specialised work of art in every image.
Rachel Andrews Photography has been exhibited at the following events:
- The Collective Photography and Graphic Design Exhibition, Port Elizabeth in 2011
- Cape Landscape Exhibition,
- Port Elizabeth in 2011 Red Location Documentary Exhibition,
- Port Elizabeth in 2010
My journey as a photographer started in high school when I started capturing images with my father’s digital camera (it still used a stiffie disk to capture images on-if that gives you an idea of how long ago this was). The instant access and gratification to capture, download and view my images sparked a lot of interest and creativity within me. I started experimenting with creative retouching and using different effects on the images I took of my younger sisters-who had no choice but to pose for me in all kinds of weird and wonderful scenarios I came up with….