DW-Cape Town. A Cape of Storms photographer, who passionately blends Photography and Art”
Gale McAll was born to an Artist -Photograper mother in Cape Town, and cultivated her unique talent during childhood, taking photos and developing them in her own darkroom.
Gale, aptly named, breezes her way through projects and artwork as a miniature hurricane would do. She is unstoppable. Her deep love for the sea and for stormy weather radiates from her work like the crepuscular sunbeams that she immortalises in her camera. Her passion for the Cape of Storms and surrounds, especially for the sea and its people, demands attention when seen through the lenses of her instruments.
Gale McAll’s unique photographic style covers not only land and seascapes– she produces similarly dramatic work for bands and music festivals, for bike rallies and other large events. She is a master at capturing the souls of people in their environments.
“Behind Gale McAll’s artist eyes lie those of every weather-beaten sea-salt who, over countless generations and in a battle for survival in one of the world’s most beautiful – yet potentially treacherous – settings, has carefully assessed the moods and vicissitudes of the vast ocean separating their village from Antarctica…
“..As effortlessly as any who has spent a lifetime bargaining with an unforgiving sea, Gale captures the unusual and the frequently overlooked to make photographs conveying that which makes Kalk Bay and its inhabitants unique. Her images unerringly reflect the tactile; the sights, sounds, colours, smells, and feel of a vibrant harbour town that has chosen her to reveal the secrets of its soul.”
~Mike Golby, Editor, Journalist, Photographer.
“The Universe kindly shuffles all the necessary elements into perfect place, to pose for Gale whenever she lifts the lens of her camera.”
What makes Gale and her work even more remarkable, is that she supports the Kalk Bay harbour inhabitants by selling the mounted photographs of them in their environment, and donating the proceeds back into the community.
As such, she has sold numerous land and sea scapes and has been commissioned to “ capture the soul” of many well known musicians.
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( Kindly written by Andre Van Der Sandt)