James L Dekker

This is My Story

My career as full time, freelance photographer began in the year 2000 very far from Gauteng.  In 2007 we relocated my business to Gauteng and added a studio to the mix and later a boudoir studio as well.  We soon made inroads into the female market, working with ladies of all ages on a variety of special occasions and through word of mouth we built up a sizeable client base which is still constantly growing.  Added to that we developed a market in family photography which also includes couples.  We shoot either in one of our two studios or at the client’s home, a hotel or guest house suite, or any other location the client prefers.  That same market brought us in contact with maternity photography, baby births as well as new born and toddler shoots.

Over the years the studio had seen a variety of work done such as corporate portraiture (head shots) (for business cards, websites, company newsletters and annual reports), magazine cover shoots, CD covers, product shoots for catalogs, websites and product launches.

We also work at any other location preferred by the client.  We have regular corporate clients where we do corporate portraiture on a bi-monthly basis.  We also accompany delegates from international companies on trips through South Africa such as fact finding trips or incentive excursions.  Added to that we also cover interiors, architecture, food and ‘movie stills’ as well as the documentation and photography of asset registers as well as photography of game for the purposes of game catalogs.

The company has expanded over the years and we now also cover graphic design (branding, corporate identity, logo’s etc), full video productions (corporate videos, music videos, training videos, TV commercials, short films) – from production planning, video to sound, to editing, including directing as well as website design and hosting.

We also source additional team members when required such as photographers, videographers, actors, models, extras etc.

My Recent Work

Family studio shoot with Nyeleti and her family

Professional Family Studio Shoot – Nyeleti Family We recently had this lovely family of Nyeleti in the studio for family photography. It was an incentive prize at the client’s place of employment and as a result of the outcome we had 3 other bookings from...
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Kyalami Estates Property Photography

Real Estate Photography – Kyalami Estates...
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Professional studio photo shoot with Sophia

Professional studio photo shoot with Sophia Sophia booked a professional studio photo shoot with us at FOTOMANStudio earlier this year and it was the first of many.  ...
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Modeling portfolio photo shoot with Tegan

Tegan – Portfolio Tegan was like a breath of fresh air when she recently visited our studio in Constantia Kloof, West Rand.  She is so bubbly and full of energy which of course originates form her sporting background as a professional tennis...
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Modeling Portfolio for Chanté in the Studio

Chanté in the studio for a quick modeling portfolio update Chanté is a 17 year old matric pupil who visited us earlier this year during the school holiday for a quick modeling portfolio.  She is an aspirant model and working hard at building her portfolio and gaining...
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Engineering Photography

Engineering Photography We were recently commissioned to do a shoot in an engineering workshop for a publication.  The workshop was as clean as a workshop can be which made life much easier.  There were opportunities for some great ‘depth of field’ (DOF)...
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Fitness shoot – Nathasia

Nathasia contacted us recently for a studio fitness shoot to co-inside with the launch of her new website as well as the opening of her new fitness studio. Nathasia knew exactly what she wanted and her level of professionalism made the shoot a real pleasure.  Correct...
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Mienkie & Luanda in the studio

We had Mienkie and Luanda in the studio last week for a product shoot for a client. Their modeling experience made it such a pleasure to work with them.  The were modeling braids and hair pieces for the client who were very impressed with the outcome of the...
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Winter shoot with Ivanka

We planned a winter shoot with Ivanka, not knowing that it will turn out to be the coldest day of the year. Ivanka is new to modeling and already she showed such professionalism in the shoot we did.  It is clear that she got her beautiful features from her Mom who...
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Boudoir shoot with Charné

We recently had the privilege of doing a boudoir shoot with Charné. We booked a guest house honeymoon suite and spent half a day shooting.  The package we agreed on included the services of our professional make-up artist.  Charné was great to work with, even though...
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Product photography shoot of commercial storage bins

Studio Product Photography of Commercial Storage...
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Photographing Nastassja

We recently spent a day photographing the lovely fashion and beauty part time model, Nastassja Smit. As always, it was a pure delight to have worked with her.  Her professionalism and fun personality always makes shooting with her such a joy.  I believe we are going...
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Social Events

We were recently booked to cover a private social event of a long standing client when their daughter turned 20.  It was held at their home in the Midrand area. An event such as that is something that cannot be repeated.  It is therefor important to book the right...
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Photography of Cosmetic Products

  Photography of the cosmetic range for Bella Boneca One of our latest product photography projects was a range of cosmetic products.  The requirements were that it had to be done on a white background, isolating the product item.  The client wanted it for use on...
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