Dave Robertson Photography - Professional photographer in Cape Town, South Africa

About the Hand-painted photographs series

Expressionist images of marginalized lifestyles in

Southern Africa, originating as black & white

photographs to which I added colour.

An approach that had its roots in the pre-democratic

period of South African history and reflects my belief

that the addition of vibrant colour offered an antidote

to what was often a dark and volatile period.


Archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper.


Edition of 33

Paper size  : 59cm x 42cm

Image size : 56cm x 39cm

Dog and shack, Plakkerskamp '04
Shop, Kwa Ndebele '95
Miela and Andre, Plakkerskamp '04
Main road, Kwa Ndebele '95
Spirit woman, Kwa Ndebele '95
Boy, Soweto '93
Fly, Luanda '96
Peace, Gauteng '96
Taxi, Alexandra '92