Chris Botha is a Namibian-born photographer whose love for photography has made the world around him come alive. He captures the beauty of his surroundings and makes life seem slow, steady and free. Chris’s approach to photography is driven by his love for the creative process and the thrill of the chase. He says, “Anything is interesting if you look close enough. The more mundane, the more exciting the challenge to find that interesting shot.”
Chris started out in stock photography. According to him, it taught him all the technical aspects of taking photos, but it took all the fun out of the creative process. He found that the subject and the look and feel were predetermined, and there was no fun in that. For Chris, going out not knowing what he will find is his inspiration.
His romantic and stylized view of the world through his lens captures the soft beauty of his daily surroundings – whether on the family farm, at one of Namibia’s most stunning wilderness destinations, or even just at home. His approach to photography is a form of meditation, fully immersing himself in the experience, and sometimes he is lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
Chris Botha is an exceptional photographer who captures the beauty of life in a way that makes us stop and appreciate the world around us. His work inspires us to slow down, take a breath, and find the beauty in the mundane.
Anything is interesting if you look close enough. The more mundane, the more exciting the challenge to find that interesting shot.