John Gatherer - The Photographer

The Photographer

John Gatherer is a South African-based photographer with an incredible drive for adventure and travel, constantly seeking unusual destinations and getaway places to discover the mysteries and beauty of our fragile planet. John’s passion in photography has evolved over the last ten years with his special interest and focus centred on wildlife conservation and adventure travel. He is at his happiest when he is far from the madding crowds, exploring spectacular wilderness regions and interesting travel locations, continuously searching for unique photographic opportunities, dramatic situations and unforgettable moments. From his drive and interest, he is able to capture, document and share his travel experiences of new surroundings, intriguing wildlife images and fascinating wilderness vistas with family, friends, and interested enthusiasts.

The Books

My new collection, featured in “Beyond the Ordinary,” has been a dedicated work in progress over the last ten years and is a product of my own “journeys of discovery.” The choice of photographs in this publication is not simply a collection of travel images from our journeys across the globe. We have also introduced the idea of creating distinctiveness to our selections by matching pairs and groups of images in which symbolism, imagery, associations, colours and contrasts are interwoven themes. We leave the interpretation and rationale regarding the relationships of photographs displayed across the pages to the imagination and discovery of the reader. The response to a photographic image involves all of our senses and stimulates us holistically in the process.

Beyond the Ordinary - The Book