ZAK VAN BILJON
Red turf is the homeland of Zak van Biljon. The South African photographer, born in 1981, spent his childhood and teenage years in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. In 2003 Zak graduated as best student at the National College of Photography. With a study of black & white printing – ironically, for someone who grew up under the colorful impressions of the Rainbow Nation.
In 2004 he left the country and emigrated to Europe. It was in Rome, where he discovered another sunlight, and in London, where he scored himself on top of booking lists for prestigious underground labels. He continued his career as a part-time commercial photographer in Zurich, Switzerland, exerting the mastery of his fine art projects. His work range from digital to analog with skills in contemporary advertising and modern art photography. His main focus is the directorial handling of light – as shown in his recent artwork, capture the world in infrared. The world seen in red and pink colors provides new and impressive insight into reality as we know it.