Jeremy Jowell is an award-winning photographer and travel writer based in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated from university with a degree in Commerce and spent several years in the field of accounting before his passion for photography developed from a hobby into a new line of work. After working for a few years on a community newspaper, he began a career in freelance photography and travel writing.

Since 1996, Jowell has been a regular contributor of both written work and images to many South African and international publications, including Africa Geographic, Getaway, Travel Africa, Conde Nast Traveler, Men’s Health, Sawubona, Good Taste, Sunday Times and others. His photographic work and travel writing has featured in several books, notably two publications - luxury wildlife lodges in South Africa and luxury hotels and lodges on Indian Ocean Islands. Other assignments include portraiture, landscape photography, brochures and corporate events. He has also produced a series of Cape Town images that have been used as postcards and in calendars. He also has a wide selection of wildlife images including the Big Five.

But it’s travel and nature photography that bring Jowell the most satisfaction and he is well known for his African images and landscape photography. Countries he has visited and photographed include South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique, Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Angola, Cape Verde Islands, Israel, Uganda, Rwanda and several Indian Ocean Islands such as Seychelles, Mauritius, Comoros and Madagascar.

Jowell’s photographs have appeared in several group exhibitions and three solo exhibitions featuring desert landscapes, African portraits, wildlife images and abstract images. His artistic images have proved popular with investors in photographic art and as decorations for homes and corporate offices.

Jowell is an award-winning photographer. In the 2008 Px3 International Photo Competition, he was awarded 2nd place in the Travel and Tourism category for a series of images on Fishermen of Africa. In the 2004 Fuji Profoto Awards, he won a Gold Award in the Landscape section and Silver in the Aerial category, both for images of desert scenery. He was also a finalist in the Brett Kebble Art Awards in 2003 and in the Landscapes category of the Africa Photographic Awards 2010.

 “Over the years, I've travelled extensively around the world, capturing my experiences on paper and film. But after all the faraway places, my favourite continent is still Africa. There’s a special magic being in the wilderness in the golden hours, photographing around sunrise and sunset when the light is soft and the colours constantly change. All the elements  - the landscapes, the wildlife and the people - combine to make this the most photogenic continent on earth.”
The most addictive country I have visited is Namibia, a photographers dream destination with breathtaking scenery, incredible landscapes and wide-open spaces. Photographing desert images has become a favourite subject of mine. But as much as I love travelling, it’s always nice to get back home to Cape Town, the most beautiful city in the world.’



 
 
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