ABOUT GEORGE FIVAZ
I was born and bred in the Freestate, South Africa. Normal family. Normal childhood. Many boring jobs. Always loved photography.
BUT WHO AM I?
I’ve always lived inside the perfect little box that society had created for me!
I have always obeyed the rules and never questioned the boundaries!
My work depicted what society wanted and loved!
My clothing, hair and words were that of society … I desperately wanted to fit in, when …
… I was born to stand out!
I HAD TO RE-DISCOVER MYSELF
At the age of 35, I re-discover my love and passion for photography and that’s when I had my lightbulb moment …
SHARE IN MY THOUGHTS!
Joy, Enthusiasm, Energy, This Moment, Heart, Care, Passion, Wowing, Impact, Opportunity, Choosing to be Happy, Making a Difference, Smile, Ideas, Growing, Sharing, Soul, …
HERE IS WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE!
One handwritten note can alter the course of someone’s day. Or life!
Love is the antidote for fear.
When you fall asleep for the last time, you won’t wish you’d spend more time linking, tweeting and liking. You’ll wish you’d spend more time kissing, laughing and loving!
Spend your life, doing strange things with weird people!
Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out!
My work is influenced by how I experience the world on a particular day.
My feelings, emotions and surrounds determines what and how I create!
There is always a light that shines, even in the darkest hour!
My work is inspired by the Ying and Yang ~ the delicate balance of life.
There is light inside every darkness and there is darkness inside every light.
I CAN REMEMBER!
I can remember all my photographs. I can remember the day, the weather, what I felt like and what inspired me to take the photo.
I believe in the power of love.
I believe in real butter and thick-cut bacon.
I believe that everyone and everything are fascinating – and that everybody has a story worth telling.
I believe in a former life, I was coffee!
I WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE…
I want to live in a world where meditation is taught in every school.
I want to live in a world where organic food is just as affordable as fast food.
I want to live in a world where the word normal is an insult.
ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN!
Love yourself, even if you are working on changing yourself.
A good night’s sleep and a croissant can soak up a river of sorrow.
Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday! Let things go!
Love yourself right where you are!
ALWAYS BE YOURSELF! PEOPLE WILL EITHER LOVE YOU OR HATE YOU FOR IT ~ DON’T MAKE THAT YOUR PROBLEM!
I want to share the beauty that I see and experience every day!
Photography master, Ansel Adams said: “photography is not just about taking an image. You bring to the art of photography your past, all the books you’ve read, all the joys and sorrows you’ve experienced, you bring all your memories and all your emotions …”
TELL A STORY!
When your images tell a story, then you have succeeded in creating art and that memory will last forever!
I create because the story inside me have to come out and I have to share it with the world!
When you see my images; and when you feel and understand my images, we become connected forever!
To me, photography is a deeply personal experience.
On some of my projects, I was overwhelmed and never completed the project ~ simply because I was confronted with the terrible reality of the cruelty of humankind…
I create because somewhere on a wall hangs a piece of my soul. Somewhere someone is walking into a room or office and smiling because they enjoy what they see and that makes me happy!
Photography is a love affair with life!
The question is not what you look at, but what you see!
Only photograph what you love!
I don’t photograph what I see, I photograph what I feel!
I am silence
I turned off the volume knob on life,
I pushed the off button,
I shut it down – all of it … I listened
… for the first time, I could hear and understand …
“For me, photography is something that should be fun and it should be exciting! It should make me feel passionate about wanting to get up in the morning and I should also not want to go to bed at night because I am so excited to edit the photo’s that I just took!”
~ George Fivaz ~
ABOUT CREATIVITY AND THE LIGHT THAT SHINES INSIDE EVERY SOUL
Attuning yourself to your gut is the most powerful skill that you can develop.
The energy that you create in your body from pursuing the thing that you are meant to do, by following your strengths, but most importantly, your intuition ~ the thing that’s inside you and differentiates you from anybody else ~ there is no other energy like that!
When you are on that path and when you are pursuing and experiencing those things, you feel joy, you project joy, your spirit is rich and it connects to other people.
If you stop out of fear, from pursuing the things that you love, then you have given someone else your power!
Now is the time more than ever before to take back your power and to own who you are!
It’s time to help others to understand that its ok to be who you are.
What is it that you want to do and are you pursuing it with everything that you’ve got?
Great work GeorgeJan Cronje
I find your work very inspirational. You truly have the ‘eye’.Ingrid Martini-Crous
Wise words George!!Ria Snyman
So mooi beskryf, trane rol oor my wange….Irma Bruwer
It is a dark image – could appear for some to be depressing but gives me a sense of solitary peace . I love it – well done!Inger Murrish
Daar’s tasbare stilte wat mens aanvoel in hierdie prag foto George… Lieflike foto~Dit het my sommer ook nou ‘down memory lane’ gevat!Mariëtte Swanepoel Le Grange
Dankie George dit is pragtig en die woorde is soos ek baie keer voel!Elizabeth Wessels
Inhale joy, happiness, serenity ….. Sooo BEAUTIFUL! ♥ Glad I could brighten your day!!! Keep up the good work! ★★★★★Anette Nettie Johnson