I’ve never had this kind of anticipation towards a subject, towards the actual moment of writing about it, towards when I’d be able to finish. The process I’ve gotten myself into perhaps? Strategizing my approach, securing approval, getting information, the number of days I had to wait, the list goes on. It was all worth it when I finally got the sweet yes to proceed, and today you’ll know why.
I introduce to you Lindie Agenbag, a nineteen year old photographer from South Africa. I am used to seeing professional photos because of my line of work but when I caught a glance of hers, I was instantly drawn. There’s this vibrant aura that I felt the first time, and I never stopped scrolling.
Her photos are so real, so genuine. Lindie has that extraordinary power to capture life in itself, and it comes out naturally.
The strength of her photos does not lie on the model of the camera used, crispiness or resolution. It’s on how she sees her subjects and how she likes to portray them on film.
It was just her photos that caught my attention at first, but when I finally got to know more about her, she touched my life in a way I could never explain.
I see her as a role model. Someone who is young, free and innocent but has such a big, big heart.
She says she neither has a permanent city nor a hometown, but she likes moving around different places. For me, this is what enables her to expand her horizons and what makes up the very humble young lady that she is.
Lindie also enjoys creating little things out of anything. She sees beauty in wandering through the woods, sitting next to the ocean and even in sticking glue, cutting through her pair of scissors or playing with ink.
Vintage windows and doors (old looking in her words, actually), ancient buildings and field of flowers are among her favorite subjects to capture. But for her, every discovery has a beauty on their own regardless and this is what makes her want to put beautiful people in it, creating uniqueness that always hopes to inspire and bring joy to other people not just herself.
To me taking pictures is a form of art. Where ever I go my eyes look for something unique, sometimes it’s just there, sometimes I create it. I hope to always inspire and bring people joy with whatever I create or am able to capture.