Sean Metelerkamp is a South African photographer and video maker exploring the various boundaries of visual expression. Raised in Knysna, SA, Sean first picked up a camera when his school offered a new course in photography. “The classes took place in a dark room with no teacher – how could I not want to sit in a dark room and play with chemicals for an hour everyday?” explains Sean.
Sean’s photography spans a wide range. He’s done portraiture, real life imagery, and statement making, fantasy work. He’s worked with musicians, artists, but even more prominently real people. His photographs strive to capture some sort of truth, and make the viewer feel something from viewing it. “To be honest, I do not consider myself an artist. I make things and it is for the viewer to decide whether my photo, video or performance disturbed or comforted them to a level that they would consider it art,” says Sean.