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Camel Caravan Near Gobedra Quarry, Axum, Northern Ethiopia
Camel Caravan Near Gobedra Quarry, Axum, Northern Ethiopia

Fibre/Baryta, 112 x 158 cm

Camel Caravan Near Gobedra Qua...
Camel Caravan Near Gobedra Quarry, Axum, Northern Ethiopia Camel Caravan Near Gobedra Quarry, Axum, Northern Ethiopia
Tanker Station, Roermond, the Netherlands
Tanker Station, Roermond, the Netherlands

Fibre/Baryta, 112 x 78 cm

Tanker Station, Roermond, the ...
Tanker Station, Roermond, the Netherlands Tanker Station, Roermond, the Netherlands
Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
Cape Range National Park, Western Australia

Fibre/Baryta, 112 x 112 cm

Cape Range National Park, West...
Cape Range National Park, Western Australia Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
The Beach at Marennes, Atlantic Coast, France
The Beach at Marennes, Atlantic Coast, France

Fibre/Baryta, 145 x 200 cm

The Beach at Marennes, Atlanti...
The Beach at Marennes, Atlantic Coast, France The Beach at Marennes, Atlantic Coast, France
Old Slipway, Port Nolloth, Atlantic Ocean, South Africa
Old Slipway, Port Nolloth, Atlantic Ocean, South Africa

Fibre/Baryta, 112 x 157 cm

Old Slipway, Port Nolloth, Atl...
Old Slipway, Port Nolloth, Atlantic Ocean, South Africa Old Slipway, Port Nolloth, Atlantic Ocean, South Africa
Blood Dragon Trees, Homhill Plateau, Island of Socotra, Yemen
Blood Dragon Trees, Homhill Plateau, Island of Socotra, Yemen

Fibre/Baryta, 200 x 200 cm

Blood Dragon Trees, Homhill Pl...
Blood Dragon Trees, Homhill Plateau, Island of Socotra, Yemen Blood Dragon Trees, Homhill Plateau, Island of Socotra, Yemen
Mrs. Mukamuhuvare, Kunene River Camp, Northern Namibia
Mrs. Mukamuhuvare, Kunene River Camp, Northern Namibia

Fibre/Baryta, 200 x 145 cm

Mrs. Mukamuhuvare, Kunene Rive...
Mrs. Mukamuhuvare, Kunene River Camp, Northern Namibia Mrs. Mukamuhuvare, Kunene River Camp, Northern Namibia
Mohammed Khalifa, Guide, Island of Socotra, Yemen
Mohammed Khalifa, Guide, Island of Socotra, Yemen

Fibre/Baryta, 157 x 112 cm

Mohammed Khalifa, Guide, Islan...
Mohammed Khalifa, Guide, Island of Socotra, Yemen Mohammed Khalifa, Guide, Island of Socotra, Yemen
Frank Mcleod Manager Swim Creek Buffalo Station, Bamurra Plains, Northern Territory Australia
Frank Mcleod Manager Swim Creek Buffalo Station, Bamurra Plains, Northern Territory Australia

Fibre/Baryta, 112 x 162 cm

Frank Mcleod Manager Swim Cree...
Frank Mcleod Manager Swim Creek Buffalo Station, Bamurra Plains, Northern Territory Australia Frank Mcleod Manager Swim Creek Buffalo Station, Bamurra Plains, Northern Territory Australia
Doorframe with sand. Kolmanskop. Outside Luderitz. Namibia. 2010.
Doorframe with sand. Kolmanskop. Outside Luderitz. Namibia. 2010.

112 x 152cm. Paper. Horizontal

Doorframe with sand. Kolmansko...
Doorframe with sand. Kolmanskop. Outside Luderitz. Namibia. 2010. Doorframe with sand. Kolmanskop. Outside Luderitz. Namibia. 2010.
Elephant foot. Industrial area. Graaf Reinet. 2009.
Elephant foot. Industrial area. Graaf Reinet. 2009.

79 x 112cm. Paper. Horizontal.

Elephant foot. Industrial area...
Elephant foot. Industrial area. Graaf Reinet. 2009. Elephant foot. Industrial area. Graaf Reinet. 2009.
Fish Market. Hadibo. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.
Fish Market. Hadibo. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.

112 x 153cm. Paper. Horizontal

Fish Market. Hadibo. Island of...
Fish Market. Hadibo. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010. Fish Market. Hadibo. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.
Jimmy the gardener. Johannesburg. South Africa. 2008.
Jimmy the gardener. Johannesburg. South Africa. 2008.

112 x 112cm. Paper. Square

Jimmy the gardener. Johannesbu...
Jimmy the gardener. Johannesburg. South Africa. 2008. Jimmy the gardener. Johannesburg. South Africa. 2008.
Restaurant veranda. near Sibinda. Caprivi Strip. Namibia. 2001.
Restaurant veranda. near Sibinda. Caprivi Strip. Namibia. 2001.

112 x 141cm. Paper. Horizontal

Restaurant veranda. near Sibin...
Restaurant veranda. near Sibinda. Caprivi Strip. Namibia. 2001. Restaurant veranda. near Sibinda. Caprivi Strip. Namibia. 2001.
Shark with seaweed. Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socotra .Yemen. 2010.
Shark with seaweed. Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socotra .Yemen. 2010.

112 x 112cm. Paper. Square

Shark with seaweed. Detwah Lag...
Shark with seaweed. Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socotra .Yemen. 2010. Shark with seaweed. Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socotra .Yemen. 2010.
Reflections of the 'Reichstag' in the Marie-Elizabeth-Lubers-Haus. Berlin. 2011.
Reflections of the 'Reichstag' in the Marie-Elizabeth-Lubers-Haus. Berlin. 2011.

153 x 112cm. Paper. Vertical

Reflections of the 'Reichstag'...
Reflections of the 'Reichstag' in the Marie-Elizabeth-Lubers-Haus. Berlin. 2011. Reflections of the 'Reichstag' in the Marie-Elizabeth-Lubers-Haus. Berlin. 2011.
The pipe smokers. Johannes Jessop, Nieklaas Verdricks and Hans Hendricks. Between Grootvaalgraspan and Piet-se-Gat. Damaraland. Namibia. 1990
The pipe smokers. Johannes Jessop, Nieklaas Verdricks and Hans Hendricks. Between Grootvaalgraspan and Piet-se-Gat. Damaraland. Namibia. 1990

83 x 112cm. Paper. Horizontal

The pipe smokers. Johannes Jes...
The pipe smokers. Johannes Jessop, Nieklaas Verdricks and Hans Hendricks. Between Grootvaalgraspan and Piet-se-Gat. Damaraland. Namibia. 1990 The pipe smokers. Johannes Jessop, Nieklaas Verdricks and Hans Hendricks. Between Grootvaalgraspan and Piet-se-Gat. Damaraland. Namibia. 1990
The Fitzroy River. Mornington Wilderness Area. Western Australia. 2010.
The Fitzroy River. Mornington Wilderness Area. Western Australia. 2010.

112 x 153cm. Paper. Horizontal

The Fitzroy River. Mornington ...
The Fitzroy River. Mornington Wilderness Area. Western Australia. 2010. The Fitzroy River. Mornington Wilderness Area. Western Australia. 2010.
Wall detail. Kolmanskop. Abandoned diamond village. Namibia.
Wall detail. Kolmanskop. Abandoned diamond village. Namibia.

2010. 112 x 112cm. Paper. Square

Wall detail. Kolmanskop. Aband...
Wall detail. Kolmanskop. Abandoned diamond village. Namibia. Wall detail. Kolmanskop. Abandoned diamond village. Namibia.
Weir. Blaaukrantz River. Tsitsikamma Coastline. South Africa. 2008.
Weir. Blaaukrantz River. Tsitsikamma Coastline. South Africa. 2008.

112 x 112cm. Paper. Square

Weir. Blaaukrantz River. Tsits...
Weir. Blaaukrantz River. Tsitsikamma Coastline. South Africa. 2008. Weir. Blaaukrantz River. Tsitsikamma Coastline. South Africa. 2008.
Taxidermy. Graaf Reinet. South Africa. 2009.
Taxidermy. Graaf Reinet. South Africa. 2009.

112 x 155cm. Paper. Horizontal

Taxidermy. Graaf Reinet. South...
Taxidermy. Graaf Reinet. South Africa. 2009. Taxidermy. Graaf Reinet. South Africa. 2009.
Steam locomotive  graveyard. Voorbaai. Outside Mossel Bay. South Africa. 2008.
Steam locomotive graveyard. Voorbaai. Outside Mossel Bay. South Africa. 2008.

89 x 112cm. Paper. Horizontal

Steam locomotive graveyard. V...
Steam locomotive  graveyard. Voorbaai. Outside Mossel Bay. South Africa. 2008. Steam locomotive  graveyard. Voorbaai. Outside Mossel Bay. South Africa. 2008.
Man smoking outside Shoprite. Springbok. South Africa. 2009.
Man smoking outside Shoprite. Springbok. South Africa. 2009.

81 x 112cm. Paper. Horizontal

Man smoking outside Shoprite. ...
Man smoking outside Shoprite. Springbok. South Africa. 2009. Man smoking outside Shoprite. Springbok. South Africa. 2009.
Labourers house. Near Kuduskloof. Calitzdorp District. South Africa. 2009.
Labourers house. Near Kuduskloof. Calitzdorp District. South Africa. 2009.

112 x 157cm. Paper. Horizontal

Labourers house. Near Kudusklo...
Labourers house. Near Kuduskloof. Calitzdorp District. South Africa. 2009. Labourers house. Near Kuduskloof. Calitzdorp District. South Africa. 2009.
Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia

Fibre/Baryta, 112 x 112 cm

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range Nati...
Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
Phillimon with barstools. springbokvlakte outside Marble Hall. 1986.
Phillimon with barstools. springbokvlakte outside Marble Hall. 1986.

112 x 137cm. Horizontal

Phillimon with barstools. spri...
Phillimon with barstools. springbokvlakte outside Marble Hall. 1986. Phillimon with barstools. springbokvlakte outside Marble Hall. 1986.
Raintrees (Albizia saman). Mossman. Queensland. Australia. 2009.
Raintrees (Albizia saman). Mossman. Queensland. Australia. 2009.

112 x 157cm. Paper. Horizontal

Raintrees (Albizia saman). Mos...
Raintrees (Albizia saman). Mossman. Queensland. Australia. 2009. Raintrees (Albizia saman). Mossman. Queensland. Australia. 2009.
Swimming pool. The Sheba Hotel. Sana. Yemen. 2010.
Swimming pool. The Sheba Hotel. Sana. Yemen. 2010.

153 x 112cm.  Paper. Vertical

Swimming pool. The Sheba Hotel...
Swimming pool. The Sheba Hotel. Sana. Yemen. 2010. Swimming pool. The Sheba Hotel. Sana. Yemen. 2010.
Tidal mud with pier. Near Marennes. Atlantic Ocean. France. 2011.
Tidal mud with pier. Near Marennes. Atlantic Ocean. France. 2011.

112 x 112cm. Paper. Square

Tidal mud with pier. Near Mare...
Tidal mud with pier. Near Marennes. Atlantic Ocean. France. 2011. Tidal mud with pier. Near Marennes. Atlantic Ocean. France. 2011.
Van Diemen Gulf. Arafura Sea. Northern Territory. Australia. 2010.
Van Diemen Gulf. Arafura Sea. Northern Territory. Australia. 2010.

200 x 200cm. Art Panel. Square

Van Diemen Gulf. Arafura Sea. ...
Van Diemen Gulf. Arafura Sea. Northern Territory. Australia. 2010. Van Diemen Gulf. Arafura Sea. Northern Territory. Australia. 2010.
Wind sheared rocks. The White Desert. Near Farafra Oasis. Egypt. 2008.
Wind sheared rocks. The White Desert. Near Farafra Oasis. Egypt. 2008.

112 x 151cm. Paper. Horizontal

Wind sheared rocks. The White ...
Wind sheared rocks. The White Desert. Near Farafra Oasis. Egypt. 2008. Wind sheared rocks. The White Desert. Near Farafra Oasis. Egypt. 2008.
The Cliffs of Aussenkehr and the Orange River. View from the Richtersveld. South Africa. 2010.
The Cliffs of Aussenkehr and the Orange River. View from the Richtersveld. South Africa. 2010.

112 x 150cm. Paper. Horizontal

The Cliffs of Aussenkehr and t...
The Cliffs of Aussenkehr and the Orange River. View from the Richtersveld. South Africa. 2010. The Cliffs of Aussenkehr and the Orange River. View from the Richtersveld. South Africa. 2010.
Road C45. Between Okongo and Mpungu. Northern Namibia. 2010.
Road C45. Between Okongo and Mpungu. Northern Namibia. 2010.

150 x 112cm. Paper. Vertical

Road C45. Between Okongo and M...
Road C45. Between Okongo and Mpungu. Northern Namibia. 2010. Road C45. Between Okongo and Mpungu. Northern Namibia. 2010.
Road between Oasis of Bahariya and Farafra. Western Desert. Egypt. 2008.
Road between Oasis of Bahariya and Farafra. Western Desert. Egypt. 2008.

200 x 200cm. Art Panel. Square

Road between Oasis of Bahariya...
Road between Oasis of Bahariya and Farafra. Western Desert. Egypt. 2008. Road between Oasis of Bahariya and Farafra. Western Desert. Egypt. 2008.
Reflections of the 'Reichstag' in the Marie-Elizabeth-Lubers-Haus. Berlin. 2011.
Reflections of the 'Reichstag' in the Marie-Elizabeth-Lubers-Haus. Berlin. 2011.

153 x 112cm. Paper. Vertical

Reflections of the 'Reichstag'...
Reflections of the 'Reichstag' in the Marie-Elizabeth-Lubers-Haus. Berlin. 2011. Reflections of the 'Reichstag' in the Marie-Elizabeth-Lubers-Haus. Berlin. 2011.
Family tomb with glass. St Cernin cemetary. France. 2011.
Family tomb with glass. St Cernin cemetary. France. 2011.

150 x 112cm.  Paper. Vertical

Family tomb with glass. St Cer...
Family tomb with glass. St Cernin cemetary. France. 2011. Family tomb with glass. St Cernin cemetary. France. 2011.
Eucalyptus leaves. The Fitzroy River. Western Australia. 2010.
Eucalyptus leaves. The Fitzroy River. Western Australia. 2010.

112 x 157cm.  Paper. Horizontal

Eucalyptus leaves. The Fitzroy...
Eucalyptus leaves. The Fitzroy River. Western Australia. 2010. Eucalyptus leaves. The Fitzroy River. Western Australia. 2010.
Discotheque. Okiep. Namaqualand. South Africa. 2009.
Discotheque. Okiep. Namaqualand. South Africa. 2009.

79 x 112cm. Paper. Horizontal

Discotheque. Okiep. Namaqualan...
Discotheque. Okiep. Namaqualand. South Africa. 2009. Discotheque. Okiep. Namaqualand. South Africa. 2009.
Himba woman. Kamanjab. Namibia. 2010.
Himba woman. Kamanjab. Namibia. 2010.

112 x 112cm. Paper. Square

Himba woman. Kamanjab. Namibia...
Himba woman. Kamanjab. Namibia. 2010. Himba woman. Kamanjab. Namibia. 2010.
Glass door to Mosque. Village of Bawiti. Western Desert. Egypt. 2008.
Glass door to Mosque. Village of Bawiti. Western Desert. Egypt. 2008.

112 x 151cm. paper. Horizintal

Glass door to Mosque. Village ...
Glass door to Mosque. Village of Bawiti. Western Desert. Egypt. 2008. Glass door to Mosque. Village of Bawiti. Western Desert. Egypt. 2008.
Gelilah. Shop Assistant. Axum. Tigray Province. Ethiopia. 2009.
Gelilah. Shop Assistant. Axum. Tigray Province. Ethiopia. 2009.

112 x 154cm. Paper. Horizontal

Gelilah. Shop Assistant. Axum....
Gelilah. Shop Assistant. Axum. Tigray Province. Ethiopia. 2009. Gelilah. Shop Assistant. Axum. Tigray Province. Ethiopia. 2009.
Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.
Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.

112 x 157cm. Paper. Horizontal

Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socot...
Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010. Detwah Lagoon. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.
Detail. Fishing village of Irsal. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.
Detail. Fishing village of Irsal. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.

112 x 157cm. Paper. Horizontal

Detail. Fishing village of Irs...
Detail. Fishing village of Irsal. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010. Detail. Fishing village of Irsal. Island of Socotra. Yemen. 2010.
Desourfeaux Garage. Oradour-sur-Glan. France. 2011.
Desourfeaux Garage. Oradour-sur-Glan. France. 2011.

112 x 151cm. Paper. Horizontal

Desourfeaux Garage. Oradour-su...
Desourfeaux Garage. Oradour-sur-Glan. France. 2011. Desourfeaux Garage. Oradour-sur-Glan. France. 2011.
Claudia Lapezkazera. Kunene River Camp. Namibia. 2011.
Claudia Lapezkazera. Kunene River Camp. Namibia. 2011.

112 x 149cm. Paper. Horizontal

Claudia Lapezkazera. Kunene Ri...
Claudia Lapezkazera. Kunene River Camp. Namibia. 2011. Claudia Lapezkazera. Kunene River Camp. Namibia. 2011.
Abriel the night-watchman. The Trading Post campsite. Roma. Kingdom of Lesotho. 2008.
Abriel the night-watchman. The Trading Post campsite. Roma. Kingdom of Lesotho. 2008.

143 x 112cm. Paper. Vertical

Abriel the night-watchman. The...
Abriel the night-watchman. The Trading Post campsite. Roma. Kingdom of Lesotho. 2008. Abriel the night-watchman. The Trading Post campsite. Roma. Kingdom of Lesotho. 2008.
Abandoned farmhouse. Mooreesburg district. South Africa. 1994.
Abandoned farmhouse. Mooreesburg district. South Africa. 1994.

112 x 142cm. Paper. Horizontal

Abandoned farmhouse. Mooreesbu...
Abandoned farmhouse. Mooreesburg district. South Africa. 1994. Abandoned farmhouse. Mooreesburg district. South Africa. 1994.

;A shooting star

So many stars in the sky, but in this life we find few shooting stars – crazy individuals that do not conform as any of the other millions of stars that never leave their posts. Yes, few are set to streak across the skies, often from horison to horison, appearing from apparently nowhere. But what would a shooting star shoot at? Oh, pretty much the stuff that so many photographers find hard to find, and having found never quite seem to kill.

Michael Jordan, that famous basketball player said the following about shooting: “I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.” Obie Oberholzer, uncompromising photographer of the impossible, shows a similar extreme daring when he embraces the world, when he takes his shots. He ventures far and wide, risking life and limb, and cooking-up unmentionables in the post-production kitchen, so that we may marvel at the final shot – in the words of Buzz Lightyear: “To infinity and beyond.” Many of us have felt the extreme pleasure (and pain) of clashing into that uncompromising head where the integrity of the shot is all that counts. Allow me to say that there is only one Obie, or should I say – Obie-one.

Obie-one, intergalactic traveller and lone planet wanderer at his Long Distance exhibition is on a quest to uncover an extraordinary brand of bliss for the world to behold. The word ‘planet’ comes from the ancient Greek word planētēs meaning ‘wanderer’. Give a thought for the lone star set to roam and wander, daring to shoot, no matter the cost. Do not miss the spectacle when one of South Africa’s great shooting stars streaks the heavens.

Willem Boshoff