Marlene’s work has been featured in the January edition of SAFAIR In Flight Magazine.
“Neumann’s collection is vast and covers a range of subjects such as landscapes, her travels, wildlife and more. One specific range that is close to her heart is her black-and-white range – a collection of provocative, striking and powerful imagery. ‘Fine art photography is about emotion, intuition and connection,’ she says. ‘I am interested in the spirit, the essence of the subject, not the colours. I want the message t has for me to be seen by the world. Back in the day I would never speak freely about the subject, I had to guard what I said or I would not be taken seriously. Things have changed. I believe that the world is seeing that things have to be integrated, the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Black-and-white allows for all this. Colour can be a distraction.’ “
Life often gets in the way of living, but for Marlene’s birthday this year she had a chance to experience life in a way that many of us don’t get a chance to witness. She celebrated her birthday in the township with the dogs due to be sterilised through her Buckaroo project. It was a truly touching experience to celebrate with those who have next to nothing, but are blessed with far more peace than most. They named her Nonthando, which means the one who brings Love. This is a reminder that all we take away from this life is love, so we should fill every moment with as much love as we can. What a blessing to spend such a wonderful birthday surrounded by so much love and to share it with her Buckaroo Team.
Marlene Neumann is featured in INDWE, the SA Express inflight magazine. Celebrating life through the lens – Read the thought provoking article by Julie Graham as she interviews Marlene and digs deeper. Learn what drives her as South Africa’s sought after landscape photographer as she continues to push the boundaries of fine art photography.
Marlene is featured online on TECHSMART, a monthly technology lifestyle magazine . This article is part one of her Canon interview series. Marlene reveals her ideal Canon lens and discusses her black & white darkroom technique she invented. Part 2Part 3