Lyndon Brandt : Do what you love - "The Swimmer" collection
Cape Town based photographer Lyndon Brandt tells his story behind his beautiful photographs and explains his journey that has taken him to where he is today. Read his thoughts below as well as view his beautiful photos which he created as a limited edition collection for A LIMITLESS WORLD called "The Swimmer". The photographs can be bought directly at MY STORE or by simply clicking on the photographs below.
"Do what you love"- that was the best piece of advice my father ever gave me. Many years ago I started my career in the television and documentary industry in order to pursue my passions. My passion for the ocean and wildlife set me on a path I have been fortunate to walk and so far I have been very lucky to be able to be successful in my career whilst waking up every morning to do what i actually love. The journey has taken me from the African bush to the deserts of the Middle East and there hasn’t been one moment that I ever regretted the path taken.
However, it is easy to get distracted in life and divert off course. I started to photograph because I needed to. I took up the hobby at a make or break time in my life. The events of my life had led me to a place where I needed fresh perspectives.
Photography became my therapy and time of healing, a place where I could express my own creativity on my own time and terms. It was a natural progression to take my photography to the sea. The ocean has always been a great inspiration to me and I have always been mesmerised by images of the ocean as long as I can remember. The moments of the sea and its fleeting beauty captivate and motivates me.
Recently, my photography has been inspired by what is happening below the surface. The moment a wave breaks following the energy it generates. I try and capture these moments by photographing swimmers, bodysurfer and surfers- the way they react and escape the forceful nature of the breaking wave. Those images, I feel, are graphic and emotive at the same time. I wanted every photo I took in this series to have a lasting impact. I wanted to tell a story about something that I’m passionate about as well as portray our important relationship with the ocean.
Each of the photos are made in a limited edition of 10 and will be sold signed and numbered. To buy, go to MY STORE or click on each photos above.