Emil has been involved in photography for the better part of the last two decades, starting with his education in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After a year spent travelling he obtained a Masters Degree in Anthropology at the end of 2006. Throughout his studies he was heavily involved with photography, both shooting and teaching through the Rhodes Photographic Society (chairperson for 2 consecutive years). He now operates out of Durban, South Africa, but shoots for clients around the country. In 2010 he was invited to become a member of the International Environmental Photographer's Association (the IEPA), which promotes conservation through photography.
Currently Emil's work can be seen on Getty Images, the South African image library, Gallo Images (which in turn provides Getty with imagery) Alamy Stock library and on the Free Trade image library, Photographers Direct. Emil regularly freelances on assignment projects ranging from landscape and nature through to industrial and event photography. His approach is to plan ahead and consider the shots that work best for each individual assignment, while at the same time reacting to the the moment as it unfolds.
Along with freelance commercial and assignment phoitography, Emil spends time running a number of photographic workshops through various tour companies and through Limephoto itself. Workshops take place in the Drakensberg, Witteberge Mountains, Zululand, Botswana and Namibia. Limephoto will also soon be offering extended workshops along the Wild Coast.
Over the years some of his work has been show-cased in the South African Getaway magazine and their Gallery section. In 2009 the image 'Cathedral Star Trails' was selected as the annual second place winner and 'Thread Waisted Wasp' was Highly Commended. a selection of threse images can be viewed by clicking through to Getaway's Featured Photographers page.
In 2010 two images were also selected as finalists in the Nikon Africa Photographic awards and one was selected as a semi-finalist in the Windland Smith Rice Competition. He has also had a major exhibition held in the Oliewenhuis National Arts Gallery in Bloemfontein.
Limephoto Clients include Getty, Standard Bank, Avoided Deforestation Partners.org, BHP Billiton, The South African National History Museum and the South African Natural History Museum (Bloemfontein and Durban and yes they are different) and African Impact. Exciting (for Emil) is work that is being used for the refurbishment of the National History Museum in Bloemfontein (if you are ever in there take a look at the Zulu warrior display).
Paul Greenway started his photographic career as a professional safari guide where he worked for nearly ten years in some of Zimbabwe’s wildest areas and choicest camps. He then studied towards a Bachelor of Journalism (BJourn) degree which was awarded with distinction. Currently Paul teaches photojournalism and visual communication at Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies. He has completed a Masters of Fine Art (MFA) degree, also awarded with distinction, which comprised of both a thesis and exhibition.
Paul’s art has a strong social consciousness that seeks to challenge complicity in maintaining an unsatisfactory status quo. Paul’s artistic approach, though stubbornly positive, is one tainted by the suspicion that somehow a simple innocence has been corrupted and tarnished by modernity. He sees photography as a way of using the camera’s mechanical ‘virtue’ to maintain order in the anarchy of creative impulse and expressive need. At the same time, the camera becomes a much-needed crutch whilst navigating through a world shaped by crippled politics and failed economies.
Paul has exhibited jointly at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, the artEC gallery, Port Elizabeth, and was exhibited in Pretoria as part of the SASOL Emerging Artists exhibition in 2012. He also held three solo exhibitions in 2012 and will be exhibiting at the National Arts Festival 2013. As part of the Festival’s Think!Fest programme, he will also give a series of lectures.
Paul pursues a freelance photojournalism career via his company 3P Photography and is a regular contributor to both online and print journalism editions nationally and abroad. As well as teaching at Rhodes University, Paul teaches photography workshops in Kwa Zulu Natal through Lime Photo, has trained journalists in Uganda, and has taught previously disadvantaged learners in mobile media and photography.
Claire Forster is the second shooter, general fixer of everything, and commercial assistant. She has been with Limephoto since 2012 after which she decided to break from the media world where she was involved in advertising. Independently Claire shoots through CF Photography, but spends most of her time as second shooter and assistant to Limephoto. Having more of a 'feminine touch' than Emil and Paul, means she is often the preferred photographer for weddings, couples and children shoots through Limephoto.
Claire has a colourful career history, which she happily blames on adult ADD. She started her own business in the design and manufacturing field at age 23, but sold it a few years later after ticking the boxes she wanted to accomplish. Most of the interests and job pursuits have been in a creative field, which brought her to Limephoto as a student of Emil's just over 3 years ago. Aside from the current job description of second shooter and "VAL" (see the blog for further details) at Limephoto, Claire is involved in running a school called iPhiti College. After the small school where Claire's 3 daughter's attended suddenly had to shut down, she took the initiative to hire a teacher and open her own tuition centre in Gillitts with the support of the other parents. Limephoto also currently operates their photography training facilities from these premises
Nick van de Wiel is originally from The Netherlands where he graduated with a BSc and an MSc in biology before he moved to South Africa. He met Emil in 2008, just after he immigrated here. Nick is the owner and operator of Tailor Made Safaris (link www.tailormadesafaris.co.za) based in St. Lucia Estuary, on the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
Nick is an accomplished photographer photographer), writer, biologist and a FGASA Level 3 expert nature guide, teaching photographic workshops with Limephoto in the Drakensberg and Zululand. He is also a specialist lecturer at the nature training institute, Bhejane Nature Training.com).
Nick and Emil are collaborating again to bring together an extended landscape photography workshop tour in Namibia for 2014 (link http://www.emilvonmaltitz.com/Namibia.pdf), as well teaming up with Joe Cornish and David Ward for a Drakensberg photography workshop. A Wildcoast photography workshop will soon follow.
Emil has been involved in photography for the better part of the last two decades, starting with his education in Bloemfontein, South Africa.