About Lavonne Bosman

Lavonne Bosman is a natural light photographic artist, also working in a reportage, documentary style.  She is currently based in the beautiful Winelands of Stellenbosch and Paarl, just outside Cape Town, South Africa.

I am an artist and I believe that true art stands through time.  When I take a photo I often consider what the meaning of it might be for future generations.   I love my 50mm and recently my 35mm. I am inspired by light and life.

I mainly capture natural moments in natural light, scenes that are there already, I don’t contribute to the creation, only the appreciation.

Art requires patience to create and it cannot be forced. Sometimes the elements are just not right and it can be challenging.  Chance favours the one who is ready…  “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”  Ansel Adams

I’ve been taking photographs for more than 10 years, starting out with black & white film photography and I find my eye still inclined to that look.  Developing my own unique style is a constant work in progress.

I have a great love for Africa and it’s people, so exploring new places and cultures is my desire and I love travelling from the Western Cape to other parts of our diverse country, such as  the Eastern Cape, Transkei, where I lived for 2 and a half years (in a caravan), teaching basic literacy and documenting the amaXhosa people in their rural homelands and I try to still visit for a couple of weeks every year.  See my African Portraits – (Madiba’s People).

Of course I also love traveling to other countries and exploring cultures whenever I get the chance!  I have a particular interest in cultures displaced.  It appears we were or are all immigrants at one stage or another.

  If you have any further queries about my work or would like to request prices for a shoot, or order a large scale print from any of my collections like Madiba’s People, please send me a mail to lavonnebosman@gmail.com 

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.


Coffee Bay
Me and the mamas
My home In Coffee Bay
My home In the Transkei
Coffee Bay
With one of my students in the Transkei