"creativity is only limited by imagination" ~ Reinier Harmse (Founder)
Photo & Graphic works created by Reinier Harmse (abbreviation: RHPX)
They say “a picture speaks a thousand words”. But in a world saturated with thousands of images, having striking photographic material to showcase your work has become even more important to tell your unique story.
That is where RH.Photographix comes in.
RH.Photographix is working towards becoming a “one-stop shop” for Architectural Professionals relating to all matters photography and graphics. Phases 1 & 2 is already going strong with the establishment of working relationships with Architects, Interior Architects, Designers, Construction companies & Suppliers. We provide them with Architectural Photography and Architectural Visualizations (Renders)
Specializing in high end architectural photography, pieces created by RH.Photographix have been featured in some of South Africa’s top industry related magazines as well as popular international online architectural platforms.
Covering both interior and exterior, RHPX will be able to capture your space and turn it into pieces of digital art, making it possible for you to put your best foot forwards and showcase your work on a multiple platforms and mediums.
Years in Architecture
Years in Photography
about the founder and creative entrepreneur
Graduating from the Tshwane University of Technology in 2011 with both an N.Dip and B.Tech degree in Architectural Technology, Reinier has accumulated several years of working experience in Residential & Industrial Architecture.
He is a highly ambitious and committed all-rounder with proven skills in Design, Technical documentation, Computer Software and the creation of Marketing Material.
Currently employed as a Professional Senior Architectural Technologist at a leading South African Commercial and Industrial firm, he has been involved in over 100 architectural projects ranging in scale, complexity and nature.
Being involved with various forms of photography since 2009, Reinier has honed his photography skills and utilized his professional career in architecture to create a symbiotic relationship that benefits both the architectural and photographic fields.
With a knack for software he is a passionate creative and is constantly looking to push his skill set.
Having graduated from Architecture school and working full-time as an Architectural professional, Reinier is able to understand, seek for and capture architecture in ways other photographers aren’t able to understand, and boasts featured work in Web & Print publications.
a quick lookback at how RHPX started
Whilst studying architecture at Tshwane University of Technology (2008 – 2011), founder Reinier Harmse discovered photography and the use there-of within architecture as a means of creative expression. This led to Reinier establishing RH.Photographix in 2009 as a way of exploring his own creativity (not to mention it doubling as a means of income during student years).
After graduating from architecture school, he joined a residential architectural firm and started honing his skills in the design and documentation of architecture, all whilst still pursuing photography in his free time.
It was during this period that he merged his two passions: Architecture and Photography. He put this to good use by providing architectural photography services to Architects, Designers, Construction companies and realtors who saw the need to showcase their projects in the best possible light.
This further developed into the creation of Architectural Visualizations for the same sector. Architectural visualizations (more commonly known as a render) is in essence a glimpse into the future. A picture of an envisioned final product derived through architectural design and construction and creates a bridge between the imagination and the physical built world.
Since then, RH.Photographix has worked on multiple projects ranging from residential and interiors to commercial and industrial. You can see some of these on the portfolio section of the site.
you could also call a philosophy
Working almost exclusively with natural light (with the exception of artificial lights that form part of the actual built projects), Reinier places high emphasis on straight lines (both vertically and horizontally) and atmosphere.
As architects and designers know, this often leads to some of the most satisfying views as it turns our initial 2dimensional sketches and elevations into images containing depth, texture and intrigue.
By combining this with more dynamic two-point perspective views, it allows for a more comprehensive overview of the project.
The result is imagery that is striking and bold that can be utilized on social media, billboards, in portfolios and any form of marketing material that you might have in mind.
What I offer
He is thus able to provide a wide range of services that are related to the Architecture Profession which can also be put to use in other fields.
- Residential Architecture Photography
- Interior Architecture Photography
- Industrial Architecture Photography
- Commercial Architecture Photography
- Animations / Walkthroughs
- Product Focussed Photography
(Photography intended to showcase a building material / component in a final built product.)
- Product Photography
- Design Services for Architecture and Interiors
- Architectural Draughting services
- Website Designs
- Logo and Branding Designs
- Graphic Designs.
a little bit of boasting and reasons to feel proud
As with everything else, the proof is the proverbial pudding. RHPX is no stranger here and has a couple of reasons to boast.
Photos taken by RH.Photographix grace both the inners and covers of some of South Africa’s leading industry related magazines regularly and are also featured on international architectural platforms and media statements.
take the next step with RHPX
So, you like what you’ve read this far and are wondering what the next step could be.
How about you Explore the portfolio section of the website to get a sense of our style and approach. Then, please, make contact to discuss your project ideas and details.
RH.Photographix understands that each project differs in size, scale, complexity, not to mention its setting, and final deliverables and therefore approach each enquiry with the intention of tailoring it to your needs.
You can also view our most recent work on our Instagram platform. Head over RH.Photographix and join the rest of our followers.
Clients and Testimonials
What clients have to say about the work
Philippa Frowein (SUP Director)
"Renders are realistic and carefully detailed and are always delivered on time. He is passionate about architecture and his talent in design comes through in the images. We would highly recommend working with RH.Photographix. "
Marko Fernandes (EMA Director)
"Reinier is passionate about his work, professional, dedicated, and knowledgeable.
I have used his services for architecture, photography, visuals and web design and the work has always been of the highest level and delivered on time "