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Sean Metelerkamp (born in Knysna, South Africa) works mostly on autonomous photo and video projects. He was the director of the Die Antwoord’s  Zef Side music video for which he won multiple international awards. Currently Sean is one of three photographers exploring modern South African culture in a photographic blog called Twenty Journey

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The street photographer is a curious beast, sometimes working secretly to capture the image of a person in a candid moment, sometimes immersing themselves in unfamiliar territory to reveal the nature of people that the viewer seldom encounters. Their methods are often a mystery – sometimes there is no methods at all, just patience; a sensitivity for the human condition or an ability to hold up a mirror to all of us.

As Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition comes to an end, with photo submissions closing on 30 April 2015, Sean Metelerkamp gives us some final inspiration with his street photography:

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In the words of Sean Metelerkamp:

“the criminal and the street photographer

walk similar paths.

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we wait,

anticipate,

suffering in the nothingness

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tools in hand

eyes scan furiously 

for an opportunity

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approach anxiety

waiting for the right moment to strike

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us and them.”

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Follow Sean on Instagram.

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Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year

The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year Competition is brought to you by Land Rover and Canon, in association with At Close Quarters, Airlink, Klaserie Sands River Camp, Hideaways, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thule and Rhino Tears. The competition will run from December 2016 to May 2017 and entrants can submit images via the online entry form or via Africa Geographic's Instagram channel. This profile will be used to showcase photographic tips from experts as well as blogs from our sponsors to set you on your way to becoming our Photographer of the Year!