January 17, 2013

The visual journey of a Namibian photographer: Paul van Schalkwyk

Author Christine Hugo takes a closer look at Namibian photographer Paul van Schalkwyk’s art His aerial photographic art carries his own signature. They are figments of […]
March 25, 2013

Magic rain through the lens of Paul van Schalkwyk

September 20, 2013

Photography: Hot tips for spring time

Text and photographs Annabelle Venter Here Annabelle takes a look at what awaits photographers in the Namibian springtime. Spring arrives quite suddenly if not unceremoniously around […]
February 27, 2014

Sean Braine – Namibian Photographer Q&A

By Jana-Mari Smith A curious and surprised look from an oryx making its way up a steep cliff, an unguarded moment between a jackal mother and […]
May 28, 2014

Namibian Photographer Profile | Anja Denker

Namibians are a varied lot – difficult to pin down, difficult to describe in one fell swoop.  And yet there exists the prototype Namibian most of […]
July 1, 2014

Namibia – US College Professors Say Namibia is Top Photography Destination

Dennis and Sue describe their visit to Namibia: Amazing – astounding – full of surprises – hugely inspiring – great infrastructure and well prepared for tourists. […]
July 15, 2014

Inspiration Namibia: A photographer’s Dream | Mark Dumbleton Photography Q&A

Mark Dumbleton’s photographs of Namibia often pop up in photography and travel magazines – and it’s no wonder. His images portray the landscapes and wildlife he […]
July 31, 2017

Wild cats to delight and surprise in Etosha

If you’re planning a trip to Namibia in the winter, then a visit to the Etosha National Park, Namibia’s jewel in the crown, should be high on your list.
November 8, 2019

Most Instagrammable Namibian Places

Looking for that shareable Instagram picture? Here are our top choices of awesome places to take that ultimate shot of your Namibian adventure.
January 13, 2020

Consciousness is the new luxury

January 15, 2020


March 7, 2023

Photography Feature: Marc Springer

Explore the photographic journey of Marc Springer, from film darkrooms to capturing Namibia's breathtaking wildlife and landscapes. Embrace the evolution of photography and the privilege of witnessing animals in their natural habitat. Preserve the beauty of Namibia for future generations.

When former journalist Marc Springer first came into contact with a camera a few weeks after starting a lengthy career as reporter for a German daily newspaper, photography was still hard work. Before cell phones and digital cameras transformed the way people capture memories, some effort and patience was required framing slides or waiting for a photo studio to develop and print paper pictures from a roll of film.

Looking back at those beginnings Springer recalls hours spent in a cramped darkroom, where a single ray of light, an improper mixture of chemicals or a miscalculation of development time could ruin a roll of black and white film and result in a severe reprimand by the editor. “With one exception we were all amateurs in those days”, he remembers and continues: “The only colleague with some experience had his work cut out trying to get a usable print from negatives that were more often than not either out of focus, overexposed or required a magnifying glass to identify the subject captured.”

From those humble beginnings relying on editorial camera equipment Springer gradually managed to acquire his own gear, including more sophisticated lenses, partly financed through proceeds gained from the sale of landscape calendars he published over the years. Photographically his favorite areas are the inhospitable Kunene Region with its rugged mountains, the arid south of the country characterised by endless plains and seas of sand, as well as the lush Caprivi area with its abundance of water and wildlife.

“It’s a privilege being able to visit the many unspoilt areas Namibia has to offer and witnessing animals interacting in their natural environment”, he says and concludes: “Where else in the world can you observe elephants in the desert or see lions negotiating a dune in pursuit of prey? It is a gift we should all treasure and preserve for future generations.” 


For prints or more information on his work, contact Springer at  springermarc2@gmail.com.


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