Hi there, I’m Toni, the face behind the camera at Two Continents.
"I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before."
– Robert Mapplethorpe
I love that quote. That’s pretty much me behind the lens in a sentence.If you’re interested though, here’s a little more…
I was born and bred in Johannesburg, South Africa – and quite frankly never really imagined living anywhere else. Meeting my husband Fred, changed that, when we moved for his new job position right after we got married.Needless to say, my mother was not a fan. Of the move. My husband she forgave ;)
Living for close on 3 years in Munich was an incredible and educational experience. It gave me New Perspectives. Lots of travel. Itchy feet for life. An unnatural love for Nutella. And after a lot of travel photography, a burning desire to do more with my love of taking pictures. When work brought Fred back to his home in Illinois, USA, I came determined to do more with that passion - and Two Continents was born. We’ve been settled in Morton, IL for about two years now, although I get back “home” to South Africa as often as possible.
I love photography because I love photos. The emotions they evoke when we look at them. How we can be transported right back to a moment, a day, an age. A feeling. How we linger over the ones with the faces of those long gone. How our children and grandchildren and theirs after them will cherish those pictures as much as we did. I can't think of many things that can do all that...
I want to capture those special moments for you. Whether simple togetherness or coming up a fun concept for a shoot - I thrive on it all! I love colorful, timeless pictures that won't date with a "look". I love unique.
A shoot with me will be relaxed and fun. I pride myself on being able to make the shy, comfortable and the reluctant enjoy the session.
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