Hanli Smit, an accomplished fine art photographer, has carved a professional niche for herself in the field of Jewellery Photography.
With her Graphic and Fashion Design background, and her love of painting and drawing, Hanli has always interwoven creativity in all that she does. Thus, Hanli is often found not just behind the camera, but actively involved in the actual design of the entire costume, make-up, props, accessories, etc. that goes into one of her photographic portraits or creations.
In 2019, as a testament to her creative talent in photography, Hanli racked up impressive awards in prestigious national competitions: She was placed in the top 10 in Conceptual Photography at the Africa Photo Awards 2019, as well as attaining 5th Place in Conceptual Photography at the Admired in Africa 2019 Awards, and then took 2nd and 3rd position in two categories at the Photo and Video 2019 awards. However, the most prestigious accolade for her is the inclusion of many of her excellent photos in this VSS Top 10 Photographer book.