International Award Winning   Photographer & Artist
August Naude

Inspired by my dearest wife, Jolanda...

After retirement from a successful career in the ICT world, August quickly discovered his immense passion for artistic photography, digital art and low key & grunge photography. Therefore, it was no surprise when he joined the various training programmes of the “father of digital art”, the famous Sebastian Michaels based in Arizona (USA) who has influenced the artwork of August to a large extent. August also graduated at the New York Institute of Photography with distinction, specializing in Intense Portrait Photography.

August almost got molded in a record time, becoming a master in low key studio work, grunge photo art as well as full blast digital art and artistic photography. He was selected as one of Photoshop Artistry’s international Top-500 which is called “Kaizen” and this group of top digital artists produce the most magical works of art. His work has been published in over 30 international publications all over the globe of which the latest was a full-blown biography of him in the Austrian based Fine Eye Magazine.

During his artistic journey, August participated (and is still participating) in various group exhibitions and he has received numerous honorary mentions and international prizes for his work. He was invited by Eikon Culture Visual Reflections, being the only South African between artists of over 70 countries to participate in three international exhibitions in Italy. You will recognise his name as Auguste Naude on their page. During 2017 to 2019, August has been exhibiting at the Heaven Art Gallery which was based in Arizona and he is still exhibiting at the Blank Wall Gallery, in Athens, Orenda Gallery in Nevada as well as various online exhibitions like Fusion Art Gallery. His work is on display and is accessible internationally. August’s exhibition at Fusion Art during August 2018 walked away with Best in Show in the 3rd Artist's Choice International Juried Art Exhibition. He is also a fully affiliated member of the Lyon based Circle Foundation For The Arts.

Photography and the creation of art is not a job for August. It is rather living an artistic life which he is extremely passionate about.

The work of August Naude Photography & Photo Artistry can also be accessed at:​ (United States orders)