About & Contact

oH Hi! I’m Eugene Venter, and you are so very welcome here.

I’m currently living in Pretoria, South Africa with my fiancée, our twins (a boy & girl) and our rescue dog, Gypsy. The goal, to move to the coast real soon.

I’ve always been interested in the Mystical & Magickal things of life. I’ve had one or two imaginary friends and believed that anything was possible. I believed in the power of crystals and speaking magickal words.

I miss those days! I miss the me that believed in Magic, or magic with a k.

I’ve been interested in photography since I can remember.

Photography for me was magic, especially growing up with Polaroids; you pressed a button on this big black box and out comes a square paper, by shaking it vigorously images appeared on it… How was that not magic?

I’ve decided to pursue my passion for photography. One. Last. Time.

I’ve always been a photographer, but never quite living my dream. 2020 gave me a ‘death bed’ perspective; I had a flash of what it would be like to lie on my death bed (if I would be so lucky) and think about my life… Would I be happy that I did everything I could to be a photographer/artist/creative and to share my art, be creative, live my dream and enjoy life?

You can guess the answer I got!

I’m here now…… Would I be able to ‘make it‘ this time around?

The Past, The Present, The Future…

Ocean Dream

I wanted to be a photographer since I was about 6 years old and pursued a photographic career since about 2000.

After all the photographic endeavors I’ve settled one last time on fine art/still life/nature photography, it was my first passion.

After photographing almost every genre I’m back to my first and original love, the thing that brought me the most joy where I can be the most creative.

Throwback Thursday

I’ve created this website back in 2019 with the intention to have a platform to showcase my photography again. I also decided to blog again as a way to be more creative and to share my work and my thoughts on my own platform, and just to have a place where I can figure things out.

A place on the wild wide web where I can bring my passions together, be more authentic, share my creativity, my art, my thoughts and a little of my life where I can feel at home.

A home where I can create magick everyday. My happy place.

The world is mean and can be a terrible nightmare, I want this to be a safe haven for me and you. A non discriminatory place where all is welcome.

If you would like to hang around you are so welcome, and I would appreciate the company!

So welcome you!

Feel free to follow my journey on my blog over here or visit my online shop here and also subscribe to my Newsletter here.

Contact me

Please feel free to contact me via email: gene@genev.co.za should you be interested in purchasing my art, or just to share a thought or two. You are also welcome to use the form below to contact me.