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A Tribute to ‘Oupi Hendrik Pistorius’

It is not often that you have the privilege to get to know a person, through your lens, who is really old…like 100yrs old!

I love to photograph families…and apart from that, big families really fascinate me who was an only child. Since I got to know Cilliers and Reine Malan’s beautiful family with all their children and grandchildren, I also got to know Reine’s bigger family, the Pistorius family with her parents, who where truly blessed with a long and fulfilled life. Her mom who passed away at the amazing age of 96 and her dad, who recently passed away at 101 years of age! And it is this man, known to them all as their precious Oupi Hendrik, who I would like to honor as well when I share these images.

When I met him he was in his early 90’s probably and through my lens, always briefly…until 2016 when his precious wife past away. It was then that I really had the chance to learn a bit more of him, how he loved people and made time for people and relationships…and how he was loved by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren!

So these few precious moments to bring honor and testify of a very loved and blessed Oupi Hendrik Pistorius. May you rest in peace.

Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days – Job 12:12
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers – Proverbs 17:6


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