Inspirational Welcome: Ingo van Niekerk

Please join me in welcoming our newest member, Ingo van Niekerk of A Photographer’s Life – with the excellent URL of (We will hopefully have a full profile coming.)

I get a couple of membership requests every few weeks or so, maybe 4-5 new members a month max. Pretty much anyone who takes photography seriously and has an interesting take on it will get added. When I got the email from Ingo I clicked the link and prepared myself as best I could for anything. But I wasn’t quite prepared for what I found.

Every few days, Ingo posts an image taken out of his life and talks about what’s behind it. Not necessarily the who, what, when, where, why, how stuff. But the deeper things that can be taken away from life’s experiences when we just slow down long enough to let them in. Usually when I go to a prospective member’s site I glance through their content, look at their shots, maybe read a post or two and add them to the blogroll. But I found myself drawn in by the stories, which he calls “the caffeine of life.”

He’s an extremely thoughtful, insightful guy and I think you should stop what you’re doing and go there right now.

  • Good call, Jason. That is a place (site) that I’ll definitely check back with.

    Hopefully, Ingo will join us with the Geographic Compositions.

    July 10, 2008 at 8:33 am
  • Had a look at the site. Definitely worth the visit! Thankd for adding!

    July 11, 2008 at 3:35 am

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