Lady behind the lens
Lady behind the lens
Hi, I am Leonie Jordaan, photographer of Soulportrait™
I am a small town girl who has always had BIG BIG dreams. Too big some might say; but I never took well to instruction anyway!
My little rebel heart wanted to create and capture pictures of my world. I was the Editor of the school newspaper where I lived, and it made me fall in love with people and THEIR INDIVIDUAL STORIES! I noticed that each person had their own unique beauty, character and personality.
Reality is: we all play the lead role our own feature film, and this is what I set out to capture with Soulportrait™!
I had a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember and I started out like every other amateur! With FILM! And if memory serves me correctly, my first camera was a red harmonica shaped “aim-and-shoot” number with a square detachable flash!
I have always been drawn to creativity and found many ways to express this creativity over the years. I have however, always come back to photography.
After two years of incredible heartache and pain, I can finally say that I’m over and through, what I believe was the most testing time of my life. Finally the seal is broken and my (he)art won! It is ready to heal the world! Finally “she” is free, with a vow, that nothing will every stop her beauty from flowing to every seeker out there!
Fly free my youngling! Fly free! And unveil the mysteries of the creation!
“I”m going to make everything around me beautiful – that will be my life.”
Elise de Wolfe
My photographic purpose is simple, yet as complex as you are!
Photograph the SOUL as opposed to only taking a picture of the outside presented to the world by people.
The SOUL BODY is the part of us that existed before we became human, and it is the part of us that will transcend this physical existence on earth. Basically speaking – it is the part of you that will exist for EVER! It’s the part of you that holds your highest potential! It is the part of you that exists beyond the physical and often holds the key to your true purpose in life. This knowledge of self is vital, as it directs our path to find peace and true joy and connection with others during our earthly journey.
I am different from many other photographers in that I use photography to put someone in touch with their eternal self (the Spirit) and to remind them who they are. But then perhaps maybe I am not that different? You decide.
Society does its best to tell us where we are not measuring up to its standards. I believe it is time to turn the wheel, it’s time for you to discover the true essence of your creation! This brave inward journey inspired my concept behind Soulportrait™.
Soulportraits are about so much more than pretty pictures
It is about your spiritual awakening to yourself, a discovery of your totally unique essence and customised experience for the client that will keep giving for years and years to come.