Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Maryann Rivers-Moore (Shaw)

I have been doing interesting work in the KwaZulu Natal area in the last two years, and have found that doing my own work has taken me away from sourcing and supplying images to clients. I won't be operating Garnet Media anymore, but feel free to contact me should you need images and I can supply images or point you in the right direction. My fifteen years experience in stock imagery, setting up and managing photo libraries, has equipped me to quickly direct clients to the best source of imagery for their needs.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Update from Garnet Media

I have been very busy doing photography and writing work, and while I have done some picture research work and sold some stock images too in the last few months, I am enjoying focusing on my personal work a bit.

Read my blog here to see more of my work and what I have been up to, and why this Garnet Media blog has been rather quiet for a while.

On the stock photography side, my news is: People do still pay for images.

If you have images people need that are of good quality and are of subjects not found on every microstock site out there, or on free stock imagery sites, AND they know how to contact you, you can still sell images.

The last few images I sold are of specific places, here are two examples: the one to the left is of the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town (for an in-flight mag) and the picture above is of a church in Swellendam, sold for use in a coffee table book.....
Maryann Shaw

Monday, July 20, 2009

South African stock imagery

In South Africa the publishing industry is always looking for pictures of everyday activities done by everyday people.... and we regularly get asked or told, but we need "real" South Africans... so we are trying to build up a library of images of people from all walks of life, doing all sorts of things....

Maryann Shaw

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Boundless Southern Africa expedition Tembe Elephant Park to Ponta Mamoli Mozambique section 27 - 31 May 2009

Nature, Culture, Community, the tagline of Boundless Southern Africa, certainly sums up my experiene of the five days tagging along with the Expedition Kingsley Holgate is leading until late August 2009, which crosses 9 countries and 7 Transfrontier Conservaton areas.

Maryann Shaw joined in Tembe Elephant Park in Northern Zululand, home of the Tembe people, and went on to Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique...

"I have done this quick collage of a few images since returning late Sunday , as it will take a while before I have a full set of images and story on this extraordinary trip. The community event in which a soccer pitch and container library were given to a rural school opposite the Tembe Elephant Park,was a highlight."

"Many thanks to hosts Ernest, Tom, Thandi and Slinky at Tembe, and Sandra, Rose,Frank, Sheldon, Mike and Kim at Ponta Mamoli. Thank you Johan Louw for the invitation and Leonore Beukes, Marketing Manager of Boundless Southern Africa for taking me with her. To Kingsley for his constant informing and outpouring of energy when any other person would be lying exhausted in a heap - thank you."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Maryann Shaw to link up with the Boundless Southern Africa Expedition at Tembe Elephant Park on 27th and 28th May 2009

Maryann Shaw will join the Boundless Southern Africa Expedition at Tembe Elephant Park and cover the community event in the area on the 28th of May, next week. Part of adventurer Kingsley Holgate's latest Expedition, this journey takes the group into 9 countries and 30 national parks and reserves, which make up 7 transfrontier conservation areas.

Tembe Elephant Park is a South African grassland ecosystem which forms part of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area and borders Mozambique. It has a population of 220 of the largest elephants in the world...eek.

Nature, Culture, Community is the tagline of this expedition. Sums it up well I think. see and see Maryann Shaw's coverage of Kingsley Holgate leaving from the Tourism Indaba on 11 May, the start of this 120 day expedition:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Africa Imagery and Old Canvas Expeditions

(above) Shashe Limpopo, The Shashe River near the confluence with the Limpopo River. Northern Tuli Game Reserve.,Botswana. by Roger de la Harpe
(right) Male lion, Umlani Bushcamp, Timbivati Game Reserve, South Africa. by Maryann Shaw

Africa Imagery stock image library was launched in January 2000 with an initial collection of some 70 000 carefully selected photographs of Africa's people, wildlife, scenery and tourism.

Over the years a number of other award winning photographers like Nigel and Wendy Dennis, Fiona Ayerst, Phillip and Ingrid van den Berg, Gerard Dreyer, Vanessa Burger, Lanz von Horsten and Ariadne van Zandbergen (amongst others) have become contributors to Africa Imagery.

Situated in Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, on the eastern side of South Africa, the library provides a personalized service to those needing world-class imagery for use in brochures, billboards, calendars, magazines, advertisements, newspapers, web pages and books.

Roger and Pat de la Harpe also run Old Canvas Expeditions, a special interest tour operator. With partner Gerald Allen, they have sourced experts to run workshops at various lodges throughout Southern Africa, and Roger himself runs photographic workshops.

see and

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Day Two at Indaba, May 10, Danny Jordaan of FIFA announces partnership with Mauritius

(Left to right) Jaime Byrom, CEO of MATCH (FIFA’s servicing partner for accommodation), Honourable Xavier Luc Duval, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Leisure and External Communications, and Dr. Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee

Mauritius has teamed up with the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to join Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and hosts South Africa in a top line-up of accommodation providers. The initiative, which was announced today (10 May) on the occasion of the 2009 Tourism INDABA in Durban, forms part of FIFA’s and the Organising Committee’s objective to host an African World Cup and make sure that the entire Southern African region benefits from the global football showpiece