Keep investing in your childlike imagination is one of Hermans many quotes. He once traveled around the world as a technical photojournalist, nowadays he has been enjoying the beautiful, untouched nature in South Africa for almost 18 years now.
Herman finds inspiration in the same nature. The perfect photo in the early morning is just the beginning of his creative journey
I like to explore the possibilities and limits of digital art, I just let it flow to see where it can go, sometimes the end result appears quickly, sometimes the creative process takes months and other times the creation dies in its own beauty.
âBorn in the Netherlands and currently living in Napier, South Africa, Herman van Bon explores the poetic qualities of photography â sometimes literally, like in his series of photo haiku. His images highlight the ethereal beauty of the landscapes around him, and the above photo is no exception we loved how so much of the visual action takes place in the sky, with terrestrial life â trees, grass â merely a secondary character in a much bigger storyâ. â Ben Huberman WordPress
âWat T.T. Cloete in sy gedig sÃª is waar âdie aarde is deur een dichter gemaakâ. Mensen soos Herman van Bon het die gare om dit dmv fotografie vast te lÃª â¦. Dankieâ â Awie van Wyk
âThe Hieronymous Bosch of the digital eraâ. â Lizia Nieman RIP, LâArt Niemaclature
âAbsolute fantasticâ. â Hettie Saayman
âIn the Eye of the Beholder of Herman van Bon is a surprising and lovely image from South Africaâ â Review of groups exhibition in LAC Los Angeles in LA-Times
âHerman van Bon has an amazing eye for capturing beautyâ. â Kamalini Govender in Tales and Dreams USA
âYouâre so welcome â I just love the inventive, nuanced, beautiful and surprising work you keep doing. Keep it upâ â Douglas Moorezart
âFor the love of BEAUTY â¦â¦ the photography of Herman van Bon â¦. this kind of work really hits me so deep that i feel sparks flying inside my head and the inspiration to produce MORE art then just wells up naturally within me. Thank you, Herman van Bon â¦.â â Johan J. Steyn