Obie Oberholzer.Will Be doing a book launch of his new book 'Happysadland’ its his 14th wine table book, which have become progressively worse since the first one, ‘Ariesfontein to Zuurfontein’ (1988).
Photographer and writer Obie Oberholzer is difficult to find as he’s mostly somewhere else, riding the roads of his beloved Southern Africa. A free
spirit, a workaholic (and the occasional binge kind), a self-proclaimed
visual thug and vagabond, he’ll laugh at the claim that he is a national treasure.
But national treasure he certainly is, devoting much of his life to discovering what lies beyond Fokkolfontein, ever-returning to find what still lies beyond Fokkolfontein, and giving it all to us in his inimitable pictures and words.
Written and photographed as only Obie can do, undaunted and with rough
Happysadland pages through his life on the road as he devours the diesel of the unpredictable and the dust of the haphazard.
A collection of situations, incidents, thoughts and humour, it embraces the
ridiculous, the whimsical, the joyful and the forlorn, and ultimately is a vivid
documentary by one of this country’s greatest storytellers that shows us just how much we have here to love and to hope for.
Obie will be doing a 2 hour talk of his life as a photographer and opening his Retrospective exhibition of Original hand printed Analog images of work that have
Been published in his books and most date back 20-30 years and will be for sale.
These Photos are the last of his hand printed Analog Prints and are Highley collectable,