FUMI HIRAI AFRICAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

The artist has been completely inspired by the African bush and strives to capture beauty, simplicity and delicate details in her nature photographs of animals. In her amazing African Crystal collection, Hirai has harvested salt from the Etosha region and used it as an overlay when creating these fantastic fine art prints...

 

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African Crystal

Open Edition | 40x40cm R2800 | 60x60cm R4800 | 100x100cm R8800

Pastel Shades of Africa

Open Edition | 44x46cm R1400 | 80x120cm R8900

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Fumi was born and raised in Japan. From a young age, her mother, a calligraphy teacher, exposed her to exhibitions and galleries, which influenced Fumi’s love of photography. 

Going on safari in Africa was a dream she had since childhood. While a student in her twenties, she went to Southern Africa with her first SLR camera. Since then, she has used every opportunity to come back to Africa to capture its wildlife in pictures. 

In Tokyo, many hours were spent in dark rooms developing photos, mainly street photography and travel photos from Africa and South East Asia. 

Her wildlife prints have received recognition in Japan, and now after moving to Cape Town, her passion for photography expanded from wildlife to include landscape and seascape photography.