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Chris Fourie and Derek Lipman have been partners since 1985. They are both exceptionally creative, talented, disciplined and passionate about their business. With Chris's high standard and attention to detail and Derek's ability to communicate with the client, it is a perfect combination enabling them to perform brilliantly as a team.
During 1997, Chris left his position at the Edgars Group, where he had been involved in IT and development for over 10 years. The Web Spinner 2000 was created offering top class web hosting and email services using international servers. Web development and graphic design became a large part of the business, after all it was the start of the website boon.
As a keen and experienced photographer Chris started to offer photography as a service. Soon after, Derek showed an interest and evolved into an equally talented photographer under Chris's guidance and expertise.
As two experienced photographers with competitive characters and complementary skills, working as a team enables them to offer a unique service – either both simultaneously photographing one project, or by each providing input, critiques and direction of the others work. The outcome is a passionate attention to detail, the most creative approach possible and a reliable and professional service. Above all, it results in beautiful photographs that show everything at their best – images that describe whatever the subject, as realistically as possible.
During 2021 we made the decision to grow the business and Tiaan, Chris's son, was brought on board. Tiaan is an experienced graphic designer and has a background in design and printing. He has proven to be a huge asset and a great team player.
Tiaan worked as Graphic Designer at Lowveld Media from July 2009 - February 2011, designing of ads and also assisted with the layout of the newspapers, magazines and other publications.
He then joined Print a Point in Johannesburg where he was responsible for all designs as well as attending to clients at the front desk with general copying and printing requirements.
During 2014, he joined Sign Studio in Bethlehem and gained extensive knowledge in the design and printing of signage, branding, stickers etc. He worked closely with clients and also gained invaluable experience in the field assisting with the installation of signage and the branding of vehicles.
Tiaan has proven to be a huge asset and a great team player.
Strong and long lasting professional relationships with clients are of utmost importance for Chris, Derek and Tiaan, The Guys, strive to create these relationships by listening and attending to their clients objectives first. The breadth of their client base and the longevity of these relationships proves the efficacy of this approach.
The Guys are based in Nelspruit/Mbombela, in the beautiful Mpumalanga Province we've been covering commercial photography assignments throughout South Africa for many years and have the experience and creativity to deliver the high-quality storytelling commercial images you require.