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

Ma Gents, Gauteng '96
The Promenade, Luanda'96
Welcome, Munsieville '96
Play, Luanda '96
Gauteng children'99
New years day, Mt.Frere '03
Bird, Luanda '96
Clube, Mozambique '03