Hougaard Malan Fine Art Photographer

FINE ART LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

by Hougaard Malan

Hougaard Malan is well known in local and international fine-art landscape circles for his uncompromising attention to the technical considerations of his craft. Combined with an instinctively creative eye, he is considered by many to be South Africa’s leading landscape fine-art photographer...

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Desert Pattern

Edition (8) | 60cm wide R7000 | 85cm wide R 13000 | 120cm wide R19000

Ocean and Water Photography Print Collection

Edition (8) | 60cm longest edge R7000 | 85cm longest edge R 13000 | 120cm longest edge R19000

Landscape and Desert Photogaphy Collection

Edition (8) | 60cm longest edge R7000 | 85cm longest edge R 13000 | 120cm longest edge R19000

Frozen Land Print Collection (Iceland)

Edition (8) | 60cm wide R7000 | 85cm wide R 13000 | 120cm wide R19000

 

ABOUT HOUGAARD MALAN

Hougaard Malan was born in Kroonstad, South Africa, but grew up in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. His mother was a musician who played a significant role in mentoring an appreciation of the arts in her son. Meanwhile, Hougaard’s father and grandfather were passionate about the natural world and instilled in him a love for the great outdoors. Malan family holidays were invariably taken on the Wild Coast and Namibia and played a formative part in shaping Hougaard’s appreciation and fascination for the beauty of South Africa and Namibia’s wilderness areas. 

The artist cites the most significant highlight in his photographic life as the month he spent in Namibia in February 2011 capturing the beauty of a traditionally dry region after extensive rains which transformed the vast desert areas of that country. This transformation had a profound effect on him, and he remains obsessed with the prospect of seeing and capturing it again and again. Other geographies of great photographic interest to Hougaard are northern Namibia, Pondoland and new African photographic frontiers. 

Hougaard’s photographic skills are self-taught, thanks to the emergence of a content-rich internet. He started using a DSLR camera at an early age of nineteen and has pursued a creative photographic career ever since. 

Hougaard is well known in local and international fine-art landscape circles for his uncompromising attention to the technical considerations of his craft. Combined with an instinctively creative eye, he is considered by many to be South Africa’s leading fine-art landscape photographer.