ABOUT JOHAN WILKE
Johan Wilke is widely revered as a top commercial photographer, both in South Africa and internationally. He specialises in fashion, beauty, food and advertising. He follows his passion, documentary photography, whenever his schedule allows.
Capturing the decisive moment drives Johan to create breathtakingly beautiful, visually demanding, dramatic images, an expression of the environments he immerses himself in.
Johan completed a National Diploma in Graphic Design, at the Port Elizabeth Technikon School of Art & Design, followed by a Higher Diploma in Photography, after which he lectured in photography.
Now based in Cape Town, South Africa, he has worked for a number of prestigious advertising clients and magazines both locally and internationally.
Johan has exhibited extensively countrywide and his work has earned him several prestigious awards. He is a favourite with magazine publishers and has built strong working relationships with top production teams around the country.
Johan has often been described as “the quiet man” and is a private person by nature, an observer at heart. He is driven and commands excellence in the works he creates.
With his vast experience in the industry and artistic skill, Johan weaves magic with his legendary use of light.
1986 – BAWART GROUP EXHIBITION – Grahamstown
1986 – BAWART GROUP EXHIBITION – Port Elizabeth
1987 – BAWART GROUP EXHIBITION – Grahamstown
1988 – THIRD WORLD GROUP EXHIBITION – Munich
1988 – BAWART GROUP EXHIBITION – Grahamstown
1988 – LATENT MOMENTS – Port Elizabeth
1989 – ONE ART EXHIBITION – Grahamstown
1990 – HERE & THERE – Port Elizabeth
1992 – ILFORD PROFOTO GROUP EXHIBITION
1993 – ILFORD PROFOTO GROUP EXHIBITION
1994 – ILFORD PROFOTO GROUP EXHIBITION
1994 – FASHION PHOTOGRAPHERS – Cape Town
1994 – DOCUMENTS – Cape Town
1994 – DOCUMENTS – Bloemfontein
1995 – ILFORD GROUP EXHIBITION
1998 - THE NUDE – Cape Town
1999 – ANGELS – Cape Town
2000 – ANGELS – Paarl
2002 – SKIN DEEP – CAPE TOWN
2003 - SKIN DEEP - PORT ELIZABETH
2004 - PRIVATE COLLECTIONS - JHB
2005 - THEREAL - CAPE TOWN
2005 – 10 YEARS OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHAN WILKE
2005 – THEREAL - STELLENBOSCH
2006 - THEREAL - PORT ELIZABETH
2012- YOU ARE I AM