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The history of Photoprint ZONE is very much the history of Hein and Gus Waschefort since professional prints are done by professional printers (the man and the equipment).
- Started with his own darkroom in 1968;
- While studying BA (fine arts) at Pret. University he held his first one-man photo exhibition at the UP Art Faculty.
- While studying was a part-time colour photo finisher at Gordon Harris photo lab
- Worked as photographer and printer with the Special Forces in SWA Namibia
- Did retail marketing of the first 1hour service photo printers (Noritsu printer for Foto Cats group of companies)
- Senior photographer for SATOUR and operated the biggest R41 (Cibachrome printer in SA)
- His company ‘Afrigrafix’ had the very first Big Ink large format (Displaymaker) printers in SA (1992) and introduced this multi million industry to South Africa.
- He started Big Print, a company doing huge prints for the outdoor signage market.
- Course leader and lecturer on photography and printing (digital and analogue) at Visual Skills School.
- Will hold a retrospective installation, at the 2014 International Photography Congress and Convention in KNP, titled ‘Taking Photography to the Galleries”.
- Hein holds 8 APSSA (Associate ship (Photographic Society of South Africa)) honours and 7 FPSSA (fellowship) honours, the most of any photographer.
For more on Hein http://www.heinwaschefort.com/
- Started working in a ‘professional photo darkroom’ at the age of 10.
- He travelled and photographed the world:
- With his father throughout South Africa and later Africa since the age 6.
- He left school at 15 and travelled and photographed the world.
- He was the youngest person to receive a Fellowship in colour printing from the Photographic Society of South Africa.
- At 18 he returned to SA to finish school and there after studied Law finishing his PhD in international law at the London University.
- His Academic background gave him the opportunity to continue his travels and photography.
- Gus is currently a professor at UNISA and is working on a photography book on children in armed conflict. For this he travels to war-torn countries throughout Africa to document the children on a regular basis.
- Throughout his life he pursued excellence in photography and printing.
For more on Gus http://www.guswaschefort.org