About Us

Hello and welcome 🙂

We’re a husband and wife team, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, who share a photographic company, Outdoor Video & Photographic), and studio, OV&P Studio. I’m also a freelance writer, with one completed novel (see My Books). Accordingly, the Writing Works category on this blog is all about writing – updates, tips and inspirations.

An ex-pro superbike racer, certified professional hunter and scuba-diving instructor, Dave’s wildlife and motorsport photography has been published across many books, magazines, image libraries and websites. Together we provide a range of photography and videography, such as producing promotional videos and documenting exclusive African safaris for the likes of Hills of Africa Travel in the USA (see Video page).

This provides us with a platform to share our passion for Africa with people around the world. In addition, I contribute to Africa on the Blog, which represents “The voice of Africa, from all over the world” and supports a worthy cause, as advertising revenue from the site sponsors the education of two young African girls.

The Thought for the Day category here is mainly a tribute to nature, featuring photography and the philosophy it inspires. We’ve explored our subcontinent’s bushveld extensively, invariably with cameras in hand. This is too great a privilege to keep to ourselves, and a key motivation behind this blog.

For the rest it’s a means of expression and connection, so please comment freely.

Warm regards,

Naomi

PS: If you’d like to take a look, our official websites are www.ovandp.co.za and www.ovpstudio.com. You’re welcome to email me at naomi.e@mweb.co.za to schedule a shoot or order an image.

DAVE & NAOMI ESTMENT - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

DAVE & NAOMI ESTMENT - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

DAVE & NAOMI ESTMENT - EWXC Enduro Race, Gauteng, South Africa

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21 Responses to About Us

  1. Louis 'Tex' Horn says:

    Hey Naoms

    Cannot believe how small the internet is making our world

    Haven’t heard much about any of you IN SUCH A LONG TIME
    How have you been , and Dave? What have you been up to, what are you doing on the other side of the planet?

    Hope to hear from you two Sooooooonest

    Kind Regards

    Tex

    • Naomi says:

      Hi Tex, how cool to hear from you!

      Where are you & what are you up to? We’re very well, doing much the same stuff & enjoying life lots. Dave is still involved with NFB, but to a lesser extent. He’s more focussed on commercial property broking now, apart from photography. I do all the admin and spend quite a bit of time writing. We think of you sometimes as we still have our gorgeous dog…Tex!

      Thanks for getting in touch. I sent you a friend request on FB, so we can hook up there 🙂

      Cheers 4 now,

      Nomes

  2. leigh says:

    Hi, i love reading you quotes on twitter and am slowly becoming a regular reader of your blog. i feel you have inspired me to find myself and start my own to rediscover exactly who I am. Thank you

    • Naomi says:

      Hi Leigh,

      Heart-felt thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment. It’s thoughtfulness like yours that makes this process so worthwhile. All the very best with your blog…I would love to follow it! Please send me a link when you’re ready, and also your twitter name, so that I can pay closer attention to your tweets.

      Thanks again & have a beautiful journey 🙂

      Naomi

  3. Hie Dave & Naomi
    I have been inspired by your photos and quotes. Your work brings everything to life and any person who reads your quotes leaves this page with a fresh start and a different look at life. Your photos show every minute detail of an object. I will contact you for some photo to be put on my latest website.
    May the Lord grant you abundant and everlasting love and properity
    Henry Chitsenga

    • Naomi says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Henry, sincerely appreciated 🙂

      You are doing wonderful work at http://mwanatrust.org/. It’s enlightening to read about your achievements and philosophy in the field of maths. I love your insightful expression that “Mathematics is the mother and slave of all the Sciences and is the language of nature…”

      Abundant blessings to you in return,

      Naomi

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  5. Hi, Naomi! Just letting you know I posted a picture from your Blog. Now, I wrote a few words in English so people can understand. Nice work! Already voted to give you support. Thanks – Please, check it out here: http://schwarznelson.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/naomi-estments-blog/

    • Naomi says:

      How kind of you, Nelson…thank you for the link! So happy that you appreciate our African wildlife 🙂 One of these days I shall have to visit your country. Will work on my poor Spanish in the meantime!

  6. JiggyV says:

    Hey Nomie
    cool pics!! Puppies are soo cute 🙂 🙂

    • Naomi says:

      THANKS, Jiggy!!! How cool of you to comment!! Puppies are running around being a handful right now 😀 LOTS of love and miss u all STAX!! XXXX

  7. Naomi,

    Your work is brilliant! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world! I’d like to bring my sweet wife to Photo Safari sometime! I’ll study up on you guys and try to learn more about your location! Hope to visit there some day! Always dreamed of going on a photo safari!

    Blessings on and yours!
    Hy

    • Naomi says:

      Thanks so much for your kind comment, Hy!

      I’m sure you and your wife would LOVE a photo safari – it would no doubt fit your fabulous ‘thrive’ philosophy 🙂 We can highly recommend Hills of Africa Travel (www.hillsofafrica.com) to help you arrange a trip to Africa.

      Blessings back to you both,

      Naomi

  8. Found you guys through Heart (Rachana) and found myself to be quite intrigued with your lifestyle in South Africa. I’m sure you have plenty of pics of that beautiful country, and I’ll get to looking around more, but for now I’m on a quest to expand my view of WordPress and see what others have to offer. Have you traveled to other countries? If so I’d love if you posted pics of any other country you visited (This is being said while assuming you don’t have pictures already up).

    Looking forward to reading more in depth about your guy’s blog. Happy Anniversary as well.

    Mr. Mojo Risin

    • Naomi says:

      Thanks, Mr. Mojo Risin (cool name :-))! Great that you found us through the gorgeous Rachana, and your blog looks fascinating too. I shall be over again soonest to have a proper read.

      We’ve done quite a bit of traveling, inter-continental as well as within Africa. You’ll find a strong wildlife focus here, because that’s one of our biggest passions, with plenty of images from around South Africa, Botswana and Kenya. Dave’s enduro racing has taken us to many destinations around this country, as well as Lesotho (independent enclave within SA), so some of that is also documented here. Occasional snow skiing and scuba diving pics pop up too.

      Hope you enjoy browsing & all the best with your blog!

      Naomi

      • Animals always provide great photo opportunities!

        To my understanding, you most likely run into zebras, cheetah’s and elephants, among other animals. It’d be interesting to see what you have captured of cheetah’s and I’m sure I’ll run into plenty soon enough.
        A side note, I’m a fanatic of wolves (which, unless I’m incorrect, aren’t inhabitants of Africa, either way) if you happen to have captured any pics of wolves I’d be grateful if you shared.

        Enduro racing sounds awesome, never done it myself (though ATV and motocross racing is big in America). I have plenty to learn from you and your blog, Africa will be an interesting topic, I do hope you touch on the culture within Africa as well, I love learning little things about others’ cultures.

      • Naomi says:

        Wonderful – so do I 🙂

        You will certainly find pics of those animals here. Dave is also a big fan of wolves…perhaps one day we’ll do some wildlife photography in America (where we have visited to ski, which was awesome). That would be cool!

  9. Chloe says:

    Hi Naomi 😀 Okay, so reading this has answered my question on the last comment I left! lol

    Have a GREAT day!!
    Chloe xx

    • Naomi says:

      Thanks a ton, Chloe! Also for your last, lovely comment 😀

      Delighted to discover your blog too – it’s exquisite!

      Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend,

      Naomi, xo

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