About Martin Osner and the Photography School

Martin Osner Photography School

The Martin Osner Photography school offers high-quality part-time photography classes taught from Hout Bay in Cape Town. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality photographic training possible, taught in a small class environment to ensure proper mentorship and guidance. The school also offers a unique one on one private photography lessons as well as one-week masterclass programs in Fine Art and Landscape Photography. Martin Osner has a solid reputation in the industry as being one of the best photographic teaches and fine art photographers in the country. 

Martin Osner Fine Art Photography Gallery Portrait
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa (1963), Martin Osner opened his first photographic studio in Johannesburg (1985), where he established a solid reputation as a professional photographer and artist. In 1993 he co-founded the National College of Photography, which today has become the premier photographic training institution in Southern Africa. Osner eschews photography, favouring a more expressive vision that accords with his visual understanding and spiritual appreciation of the world. A multi-award-winning artist, including voted the best contemporary international artist 2008 / 2009 by Arteque art volume 3 (Masters of Today) his photography is characterized by an urge to explore with the willingness to experiment. Concentrating intently on elemental form, pattern and shape, paired with.
Art Photography Gallery
The gallery was opened in July 2010, in the trendy suburb of Green Point in Cape Town, as a celebration of the last twenty years of Martin Osner's photography. Images and collections on display consist of a unique selection of social documentary, landscape and abstract prints, as well as a number of his delicate mixed media artworks and collectables. Although dedicated to primarily showcasing Osner’s own art work, the gallery also exhibits a number of other exciting fine art photographers. Committed to exhibiting high-quality imagery and focused on outstanding customer service, the gallery has gone from strength to strength. Besides the framed pieces on display, the gallery also keeps a large quantity of the most popular prints in stock.
Art photography gallery with two people in discussion
‘Photography’ and I met quite by accident. It all happened on a warm winter’s day in 1984, an encounter that redirected my life and changed it forever. Since then my methodology has taken numerous detours; a journey of self-discovery that has forged a relaxed subconscious attitude, with a desire to express simplicity and honesty through my work. One of my great joys is using photography as a base to create mixed media pieces. I have adopted an intuitive approach to resist restrictions to specific substrates, mediums and techniques. Emotion and experimentation drive my creative process, where I allow the final artwork to evolve over time, rather than containing its finality. Often I create themes and grouping of images within my portfolio, that sometimes take years to complete...
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Portfolio of pictures by Martin Osner