jayne cully grew up in cape town. in 1985 she left to travel and live in asia & europe, returning recently to this most beautiful country that she says she is lucky enough to call home again. “i fell in love with photography when i was about 16. i did a photographic course with ruth prowse in cape town, then, when i moved to hong kong, continued learning alongside one of hong kong’s top photographers. i discovered a passion for photographing people and evocatively beautiful places. from hong kong she moved with her husband to london, studied with blake college then went onto complete a 3 year ba (hons) degree in photography at the university of westminster in london. she returned to south africa in 2009“ i went on my first photographic ‘safari ’to namibia and the kgalagadi transfrontier park, a large conservation area in the kalahari desert in the far northern cape. coming so close to lion, cheetah, leopard and being able to photograph them in these almost surreally beautiful surroundings of red dunes, camel thorn trees and sparse vegetation is awe inspiring. etosha, in namibia, is beautiful in a different way, dusty and stirring and slow paced. there are scenes that take your breath away, so many elephants you can’t count them - babies and matriarchs and bulls so huge they make your heart beat faster! i can’t get enough and just want to take my camera and go again and again! “jayne also works in oils and charcoal, inspired by the wildlife and local people of her travels. she is presently living in paarl.