Therefore you will always see some sort of creative sensitivity in my images
about what i do,
about people and
about the beauty of life.
I love to capture or “steal” moments
when my subjects are most unaware, as I believe this creates the most beautiful and sincere images… hence the name “Capturing Life”…
Because of my Artistic background
and Art education, I always approach each photo shoot as an ‘artwork- in- the- making’…
Creativity and 'being natural'
comes first for me and I try and avoid “posed” shots as far as possible…
A true artist is not one who is inspired but
one who inspires others
Daleen Nel Hall completed her BA degree in Fine Arts in 1995 at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where she majored in Printmaking, Painting and Art Education.
Her passion for Art led her to pursue a career as a lecturer in Art, Photography and Design for 11 years at secondary school level, amongst others at Pretoria High School for Girls. Here she was the Head of the Photography and Design Department from 2003 – 2007. In 2003 she established Capturing Life as her part time photography business, specializing mainly in Weddings and Portrait photography. During this time she participated in several group as well as a solo art exhibitions and in 2004, one of her photographic works was selected to form part of a “Proudly South African” photographic exhibition held in the United States of America.
After swapping the world of Art Education for a brief rendezvous in the Corporate PR and Advertising industry, she finally took up her full time career as Photographer and Artist in 2011. Her subject matter is often sensitively inspired (by people or organic by nature), and her medium of choice remains Painting and Photography, or a combination of both.
ARTIST • PHOTOGRAPHER