Featured Photographer: Lungile Matyila


"I knew I had to give in to the calling, which led me to resign at my workplace after seven years of great career. I then took all my pension fund money and invested in my gear, studio, etc. Since then I never looked back..."

It is amazing how we get to dream during our younger days and reach it eventually. But we all know when we want something, achieve something; we all face struggles difficulties and sometimes, we need to sacrifice and leave our comfort zone. And that is where we bloom, grow and succeed. Not all the time, but through our determination and passion, no matter how we face our challenges, we will all succeed. We will all succeed.

Lungile Matyila was one of the people whom we surveyed about the interviews we had posted so far. He replied, he was very honest and sincere. He was not even asking when his interview would be posted. We checked his entry, and we knew it's time for us to introduce him to the world. But what struck us the most was his professionalism talking to people and most importantly his patience. When we start something new and want to succeed, patience is one of the things we need to acquire.


Tell us something really awesome about you?

I started photography with a Canon 1100D that I bought at a pawnshop; this was after I saw a friend's camera and it left me with sleepless nights, I knew I had to get one. It was then I had to learn all the basics of photography which taught me a lot in dealing with models and of course getting out of my comfort zone, from that point I knew I wanted to be a full-time photographer. After several months of working hard trying to improve on my shots, I knew I had to give in to the calling, which led me to resign at my workplace after seven years of great career. I then took all my pension fund money and invested in my gear, studio, etc. Since then I never looked back...



How did you get to where you are now in your career?

I have attended a couple of workshops and also I host my workshops, constantly I'm on youtube learning and watching new things. If models can also do the same to improve their work, it will be great

What person has been your inspiration in life? Who is your hero?

Myself, with all the knocks and punches I have taken in life only to bounce back a better and stronger being.

Do you feel like you’ve met your goals and are successful?

Honestly, I'm still at the beginning of my career. Greatness is slowly paving its way my way...

If you had to do it over again, what would you change?

Nothing, I'm content with the decisions and actions I have taken thus far.



What advice would you give someone who is young and wants to have a position such as yours one day?

The world greatly rewards those that stay true to themselves, be you and do you :) ...

How do you stay inspired?

Photography is a calling for me, so I just follow it.


What photography related things do you recommend?

Learn all styles of shooting until you find that one style that will best suit you...

What's your favourite camera?

My Canon 6D


Booking information:

Phone: +27727543045

Email: lungilematyila@icloud.com

Website :www.lungilematyila.com

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Photo Credits: Lungile Matyila Photographer: Lungile Matyila

Model: Vengelin, Ntando Duma, Kgomotso, Didi, Alma, Natasha

Fashion Designer: Moeketsi Morobe Facebook

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Dark-lip-1442408865975146/

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