A most insightful and empowering interview undertaken by Gerry Pelser of the incomparable Mz Grethe Rosseaux. The face of photography is slowly but surely changing from a male dominated and egocentric arena to a platform where women can embrace their equally talented abilities and showcase them without being intimidated by brawn and technical know-how.
Grethe's sass, intelligence and strength at 27 is admirable, she is the epitome of all that is powerful in a woman and I can appreciate how open minded, assertive and strong-willed she is. She is nobody's push over and has taken on the task of being a voice for the ones who are too afraid to speak up. She has recently created a Facebook group SA Women Photographers that has tipped the scale of demand in it's second day of existence for something that can only do good for the ladies in South Africa who wish to use this platform as a spring-board of growth and freedom to be themselves without threat. This is not a feminist group, it's a safe place that embraces feminine talent, strength and ability so although it is a WOMEN ONLY group it does not in any way dictate that all men are savages. We love our men...sometimes it's just necessary to have separate spaces.
Check it out: Women in Photography
How I see it...
I see, speak and write in metaphors because I feel there is much we can learn from nature, people and our surroundings as depicted in my photographs and why I enjoy sharing my thoughts. Not in any attempt to convince or convert you to my way of thinking, seeing or feeling but to share how I see and experience MY mind map of the world. You at no time have to agree, all I ask is that my views and the views of others who wish to express theirs are kindly respected. So relax, get comfy and just enjoy. Happy reading!