kali van der merwe


Do you have images of yourself or loved ones that celebrate who you are?


Images that reveal your essence, images that honour your physicality?


Often we don't value ourselves enough to really celebrate the fact that we are alive in human form on this earth. We too easily judge ourselves by the implausible, air-brushed standards in glossy media and feel nervous about being in front of a camera.


All too often time goes by and we realise we have no special record of ourselves or the important moments or relationships in our lives.


The photographic portraiture on offer here is a process of truly being seen and honoured by an accomplished artist. It is an act of visual praise from experienced and loving eyes.


Rejoice in a special moment in your life, celebrate that unique relationship you have with someone significant in your life, be it lover, parent, sibling, child or friend.


Give a gift of sensual, erotic images of yourself to a partner or lover or gift a partner a photographic session.


Dare to explore your own inner and outer beauty.




I am interested in imaging intimacy, where individual boundaries can shift and blur. How do partners instinctively fit their bodies together, intertwining physical, energetic and emotional energy? Celebrate your union, your love, your connection...


Something mysterious happens when we passionately loose and find our selves in another.


All our significant emotional moments are accompanied by water, in tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Our bodies are 90% water - with everything needing to be dissolved in some way in order to be transformed, transported and absorbed. And at death - the water flows out of us, we dry up and desiccate.


Humans are creatures deeply dependent on water: to create new life, to love, to feel, to cry, to metabolise, to survive.


Together with Kali, explore your corporeity in the body of water

Feedback from participants and viewers in the process of being seen and seeing.


"I applaud Kali's intuitive talent in bringing this experience to others as a message of women's divine nature."


"For me, in these pictures, I hear the silence of the water and feel the weightlessness of form I sense the intimate and personal journey that formed these visual images. Kali, in being present to capture this experience, was in the delicate position of being witness to the expression of truth of another."


"Thank you for sharing this sacred journey, seeing the images and reading the thoughts helps to open up the hidden universe within each and every one of us!"



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