Bettie CL Photography

Photographer and arts writer

Inner/Outer Spaces

An exploration of how the dialogue between different spaces - the interior of man-made buildings and outdoor street scenes - can mirror the inner workings of the human psyche and imagination.


The Flow of Stone – Scenes from deserts in Arizona USA and Sossusvlei Namibia

Nature and Us

interaction between objects/landscapes, humans and their own inner thoughts

Fantasy City: Views through the Mist Cape Town

City scenes seen as abstract patterns creating a dreamlike vision of fantasy and magic

StudioPortrait: Classical Poses – Ashira

Classical poses and lighting techniques, loop, butterfly and Rembrandt-lighting with upside down triangle of light on opposite side of lit side of face

Book: Cliff Richard Lives Here – 2016


My series of four images, DORSLAND (literally translated as Thirst Land)  investigates the devastating effects of climate change. Drought and the yearning for water, which translates as the means for survival of the species, form the underlying theme. I combined... Continue Reading →

She Who Makes a Difference

She who makes a Difference : Elbé Coetsee - Owner of Mogalakwena Gallery, Cape Town Dr Elbé Coetsee’s concern for the poverty stricken Northern Sotho people living adjacent to the Coetsee’s cattle farm in the northern part of Limpopo Province... Continue Reading →

Macro black/white

playing with light and dark, transparent and solid surfaces to express fragility and power by using plant material (leaves) as subject matter

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