With her instinct for beautiful images, Elizabeth Olivier Kahlau is first and foremost an artist. Her talent for design became evident in her teens, when one of her artworks was selected for an international art exhibition in Taiwan. Today, paintings from her series Women of Africa can be found in art collections around the world.
Her passion for the visually appealing inspired an exploration of various mediums, including a year graphic design in Germany. But it was photography that allowed Elizabeth the freedom to express her passion as well as her ideas powerfully.
Olivier Kahlau shocked the wedding industry in 1995 with her very different
approach to photographing weddings, and become the first ever wedding
photographer to achieve a gold award on the famous Profoto
she managed to do twice in the same year. In 1996/7 she was
She was awarded by the PPSA with an ASSOSIATESHIP at a function at the end of 2000. Her artistic talents received raving revues as far as London, Portugal and New York.
In 2002 she won second in the Appletizer / Appletude woman photographic competition with her strong image of Marriane Fassler. Her image of Brumilda van Rensburg also appeared on the Appletizer Calendar.
the recently held FUJI PRO- PHOTO AWARDS
(the most prestigious professional Photography awards in Southern
Africa) she has been awarded with the only GOLD
AWARD in the wedding category. As well as
Elizabeth has worked internationally in London, Portugal, Germany, Mauritius and all over Southern Africa.
She had five successful solo photographic exhibitions and is currently working on her six; angels against rape.
Elizabeth has a
degree in science majoring in mathematics and geography