In April 2015, I mustered all of my courage to depart from the corporate world and embark on a creative adventure with photography and art.
Since 2013, I had first started developing the brand BeanOn Photography and now Nicola Ann Art, specialising in professional Travel, Architectural & Dental Photography and creating Abstract Art & Fine Art Photography.
Everything: Earth, the Universe, People, Animals, Nature are my teachers. Most of my creations are self-assigned – images that fill me with a fire and compulsion to capture the essence of each moment with the deepest fervour. Not only have I extensively travelled Africa embracing the moments desiring to be forever recollected, but my passion has also transported me to photographic and artistic explorations of undiscovered worlds around the globe.
When exploring I use all of my senses; a purely sensory experience that begs to be revelled in, observed in its finer detail.
The sound of a wave crashing; the extensive shades of blue and green of the sea, the sky; the smells of an ocean; a wave’s force and foam’s caress on bare flesh; the taste of the salt from my fingers; different textures of beach sand, the accidental crunch of sand between my teeth, the golden, bronze, white colours of the sand; a child laughing.
A stillness only found in the African bushveld; the crunching of vegetation beneath hiking boots; a wild animal’s roar, buffalo horns crashing together in battle; the colours of the earth, of the bush, the yellow of the fever trees, the feel of its powdered bark in the palm of my hand, the prick of a thorn; a setting ball of fire over the silhouetted scrubland, the sun heating my face when the sun rises; the smells of leaves and flowers, a bush fire, the pungent smell of sugarcane burning yet accompanied with a feeling of comfort, the sweet nectar of raw liquid sugar; the aroma of freshly chopped mangoes, coconut, passion fruit; the colours of the fruit each bursting with a different flavour. It is all-consuming, and I permit the currents of life to move within me, inhabit the discovery as a whole; to mingle mind and senses and absorb the beauty of the living into being within me.
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Art reminds me there is no limit to our imagination,
and only imagination limits our art.