Introducing Johan Pretorius, a highly esteemed South African photographer based in Bloemfontein, boasting an illustrious career of over 36 years in the industry.
As an official spokesperson and brand ambassador for an array of prestigious companies, including Elinchrom, Gitzo, Lastolite, Manfrotto, Think Tank camera bags, and Light Blue Studio management software for photographers, Johan has earned recognition for his exceptional skills and unwavering dedication. Notably, he held the esteemed position of premium ambassador for Nikon South Africa from 2008 to 2018, cementing his status as a true master in his craft.
Johan’s expertise encompasses a diverse range of photography genres, from captivating commercial shots to heartfelt portraits, from immortalizing families’ cherished moments to weaving stories through wedding photography, and even freezing thrilling sports events in time. With each image he captures, Johan’s genuine passion for the art of photography shines through, leaving a profound impact on viewers.
Beyond his remarkable talent, Johan finds invaluable support in his wife Anneri, who plays a crucial role in the success of their joint venture. Together, they curate a relaxed and enjoyable photo shoot experience, making sure clients are part of the creative journey, resulting in truly remarkable and memorable works of art.
Johan’s artistic journey has traversed 30 countries, presenting him with the opportunity to meet captivating individuals and immortalize stunning landscapes. Notably, he has had the honor of photographing major sporting events like the FIFA Soccer World Cups, Rugby World Cups, Cricket World Cups, and the World Athletics Championships. His work extends beyond sports, as he has also graced the pages of various esteemed magazines and newspapers, both locally and internationally, and collaborated with renowned organizations like the Princess of Wales Foundation, Oprah Winfrey, and the Cyril Ramaposa Foundation, among others.
With an awe-inspiring portfolio and an unwavering commitment to his craft, Johan Pretorius continues to elevate the art of photography, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who encounter his extraordinary work.