Profile: Daniel Naudé

The photographic works of Daniel Naudé keep finding themselves a place on Deco’s pages. His beautiful prints were featured in The Country Issue Get the Looks and our current Trends Issue on shelf, as seen hanging in Ross Douglas’s home.

Daniel Naudé  photograph as seen in Elle Decoration
Daniel Naudé photograph as seen in Elle Decoration

Naudé graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2007. Soon after, while traveling to Mozambique, he had an encounter with an Africanis dog in the stark Karoo landscape. And so began his fascination and ongoing collection of animal portraits of the Africanis dog, livestock and the relationships they share with people. This ultimately resulted in Animal Farm – a collection of 50 of these images in book form.

Daniel Naudé Africanis portraits
Daniel Naudé Africanis portraits

Naudé has spent years traveling through India, Uganda and Madagascar, documenting cattle in communities where they are still considered sacred – The Sightings of the Sacred. His work has been exhibited locally (most recently the new Bower series at Stevenson Gallery) and internationally including Italy and Finland, and in 2011 he took part in the residency programme at Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado. This South African talent is definitely one to keep tabs on – or rather to have one of his prints hanging on that blank white wall in your home.

Daniel Naudé - The Sighting of the Sacred
Daniel Naudé – The Sighting of the Sacred

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Compiled by Marushka Stipinovich