Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Johno Mellish

Jun 17, 2017 - Matthew Bradley

Johno Mellish is the second photographer whose work I believe would make a wonderfully enticing book. Johno is a fellow South African photographer who has a knack of creating images that always leave me wanting to know more. Johno has a particular way of making picturesque landscapes look completely out of this world. He also manages to snag the most incredible details from places and situations that I am sure can only come from spending multiple hours/days in interesting locations. Johno recently released a body of work, ‘Rosetta 3301’ (I have included some images above), in which he investigates the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu Natal – queued by an auto-biography by Elizabeth Klarer, who claimed to have been contacted by extraterrestrials between the years 1954 – 1963. For me, this series encapsulates the conflicting feeling that Johno’s photographs give me.

 

You can see more of his work here.