Siegfried Schäfer
     
 
     
What is available on these pages is testament to Siegfried Schäfer's keen eye and enduring love for all aspects of the valley he grew up in, but particularly its rich Fynbos heritage. “Fynbos is highly under appreciated”, he says. “I’m trying to raise its profile by not only shooting pretty pictures, but indeed finding the art in Fynbos.”
 
     
 

Siegfried Schäfer grew up in the Western Cape’s Franschhoek valley. He has seen it grow from the sleepy country village of his youth to the bustling tourist town that it is today.

Growing up on a fruit and wine farm, the outdoors was always part of his life. This included regular trips into the majestic mountains with friends, particularly in summer to go cool off in the cold mountain streams and to walk the family dogs (back then both these activities were still legal!) His family is known for having green fingers and it wasn’t long before he developed an abiding interest in plants, particularly the Fynbos of the valley’s surrounding mountains.

After matriculating from the local high school and attending Stellenbosch University where he obtained an MA in International Management he worked in the hospitality industry for a number of years. However academia called again and he enrolled for an MBA, graduating in 2002. Shortly after graduation he started working in the management consultancy field, but still felt the urge to do something more creative. On a trip to London the photography bug bit him hard and upon his return he turned his energies to graphic design and photography in spite of having no qualifications in the field other than a brief photography course.

What is available on these pages is testament to his keen eye and enduring love for all aspects of the valley he grew up in, but particularly its rich Fynbos heritage. “Fynbos is highly under appreciated”, he says. “I’m trying to raise its profile by not only shooting pretty pictures, but indeed finding the art in Fynbos.”

 
 

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