Local Photographers to Follow | #CameraStuffSpotlight | Week 4

Local Photographers to Follow | #CameraStuffSpotlight | Week 4

Jul 13, 2023CameraStuff

Let's see who is in the #CameraStuffSpotlight this week…


Here is a list of local photographers you can follow for inspiration. Join us in fostering the growth and love for the photographic industry in South Africa. Get ready to be inspired as we showcase the incredible work of the finest up-and-coming talents that our beautiful country has to offer

Innocent Shetolo

Innocent is a self-taught photographer based in Northriding. His journey in photography began in 2018 with his Samsung J5, capturing images of everything from trees to shoes. As he honed his skills, his focus shifted to photographing the people closest to him.

With each click of the shutter, Innocent's passion for photography deepened. This led him to delve into research, eager to learn more about the art form. Through his studies, he made the decision to invest in a Nikon D3100, a camera he still uses to this day.

Armed with his newfound knowledge and unwavering passion, Innocent embraced his identity as "Innography_za." This journey as a photographer has taken him on an incredible adventure, introducing him to fascinating individuals and taking him to places he never imagined he would visit.

Innocent's everyday mantra is "Trust the process," a reminder to stay committed to his craft and embrace the journey of growth and discovery that photography offers.

Follow Innocent:




Innocent Shetolo @innography_za
Innocent Shetolo @innography_za
Innocent Shetolo @innography_za
Innocent Shetolo @innography_za

© Innocent Shetolo @innography_za


Lea Sharples

Lea is a passionate photographer who has been immersed in the world of art since 2016. With a background in acting and a degree in Producing, she finds immense joy in conceptualizing, planning, and executing creative projects. 

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Lea's love for photography knows no bounds, as she is willing to travel wherever her art takes her. Her bold and dramatic style is evident in her work, which primarily focuses on capturing people, fashion, and music events. Lea draws inspiration from photographers like Cindy Sherman and Annie Leibovitz, who have the remarkable ability to tell stories and evoke emotions through their images. She aspires to do the same and make a meaningful impact on viewers.

Despite her young age of 25, Lea has already achieved significant milestones, including an honorable mention in an IPA competition and a Student Academy Award. Currently working for Marissa May, she continues to expand her knowledge and skills in photography. Lea's dedication to her craft is unwavering, although she admits a distaste for the technical aspects of the medium. 

Nevertheless, she remains committed to learning and growing as an artist, always striving to create captivating visual narratives through her lens.

In summary, Lea is a creative force driven by her passion for photography. She seeks to immerse herself in the art and media industry, bringing her imaginative ideas to life. With a distinct style characterized by bold colors and theatrical elements, Lea's photographs tell stories and elicit emotional responses. Despite her accomplishments, she remains humble and eager to learn, constantly seeking new ways to develop her artistic skills."

Follow Tarawoye:



Lea Sharples @leaslens.jpg
Lea Sharples @leaslens.jpg
Lea Sharples @leaslens.jpg
Lea Sharples @leaslens.jpg

© Lea Sharples @leaslens.jpg


Melusi Hadebe


Melusi Hadebe is a talented professional photographer specializing in wedding photography, videography, and capturing various events. With an artistic eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, Melusi consistently delivers stunning photographs that encapsulate the essence of each occasion.

His meticulous planning and ability to connect with clients ensure a personalized and unforgettable experience.

Through his versatility and commitment to his craft, Melusi Hadebe continues to inspire and leave a lasting impression, providing clients with cherished memories that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Follow Melusi:



Melusi Hadebe  @melloh_sa_photographer
Melusi Hadebe  @melloh_sa_photographer
Melusi Hadebe  @melloh_sa_photographer
Melusi Hadebe  @melloh_sa_photographer

© Melusi Hadebe  @melloh_sa_photographer


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