01 May 2021

Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles - for Joseph Inns

Reflections of My Life Hou Bay Harbour Art & Crafts For Joseph Inns Copyright Vernon Chalmers
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

On Wednesday morning (28 April 2021) Karen Donaldson and I – both friends of the late Joseph Inns, went to Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town, to reminisce and grieve our relationship with our very special friend.

I’ve captured many images of Hout Bay Harbour before, with its 'picture-perfect' fishing boats, fresh fish for sale, impressive flotilla of yachts and glorious surrounding mountains. But for Joseph, I wanted something different.

For this post I selected four vibrant colour images for my friend that will best represent his love for Africa, Art, Colour and Simplicity. That they were all captured from the exquisite craftmanship from African artists and crafters next to the blue waters of the Cape Peninsula coast made it that more special for me.

Joseph taught me to see the light, he taught me composition, but above all, he taught me patience… with respect and sincere gratitude. 

Although he was a more experienced photographer (as lecturer and professional) he never wilfully tried to teach me anything specific about photography and / or composition. He respected my technical camera / exposure knowledge, but always patiently listened to my many, many questions and answered each with confidence, insight, experience and example - with the wisdom of a true master and teacher.

All four Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town Artist and Crafter images are dedicated to our very special friend, Joseph Inns.

Photographed and published with permission from the Hout Bay Harbour, Cape Town Artists and Crafters.

Hout Bay Harbour Cape Town African Art & Textiles : Images © Vernon Chalmers

Table Mountain & Township - Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles - For Joseph Inns Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Table Mountain & Township - Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles, Cape Town - For Joseph Inns

Vibrant Colours - Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles - For Joseph Inns Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Vibrant Colours - Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles, Cape Town - For Joseph Inns

Vibrant Colours - Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles - For Joseph Inns Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Vibrant Colours - Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles, Cape Town - For Joseph Inns

Soul of Africa - Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles - For Joseph Inns Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Soul of Africa - Hout Bay Harbour African Art & Textiles, Cape Town - For Joseph Inns



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