An overview about me.

Wianélle Briers

I am a photographer and businesswoman with 25 years of experience in several industries. I understand the importance of listening to my clients and always strive to exceed their expectations.

My purpose as an architecture photographer is to enable architects, property owners,
developers and a wide variety of service providers in the construction industry to present their spaces, structures and products to global audiences and prospective clients in the most appealing way. I want my images to “come to life” and for viewers to experience the feeling of being there in person.

My aim is to create images with compelling visual impact. To achieve this I focus on
composition and light. Composition enhances style, creates mood and evokes emotion,
whereas light accentuates texture, form and lines, determining atmosphere and tone.

Other Fields of Photography

Construction Photography

In addition to architecture photography, I photograph construction projects in progress, which entails
capturing the entire process – from breaking ground to the final completed project. I find it very rewarding to
watch and capture a project from beginning to end.

Art Photography

Art has always been a very important part of my life and I love photographing any form of art, whether it is a painting, sculpture, installation, or space. I was very fortunate to work at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) from its establishment in 2017. I photographed hundreds of artworks by world renowned artists. The Zeitz MOCAA building is an artwork in itself and has won many international architecture awards.

It is a must-see destination in Cape Town.

Industrial Photography

This is another field of photography that I have a great interest in. Manufacturing industries, factories and industrial complexes offer me an opportunity to photograph, document and experience a wide variety of commercial enterprises and spaces.

Some of my Clients & Projects

ABSA Bank – Sandton
Barclay’s Bank Marshall Town
Baxter Theatre – UCT
Benedetta Tagliabue – Architect Barcelona
Blue Route Shopping Mall – Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport
Cape Union Mart V & A Waterfront
Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital Cape Town
CTW Construction Group
EHH Architechts
Freedom Park – Pretoria
FWJK Property Developers
Groote Schuur Hospital – Neuroscience Centre
Grootbos Hotel & Lodge
GSquared Architects
Houghton Mosque – Johannesburg
Igualada Cemetery by Enrique Miralles –Barcelona

Iguzzini Lighting – Italy
International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Mall of Africa – Midrand
MAXXI Museum by Zaha Hadid – Rome
Menzies Aviation International
Nespresso V & A Waterfront
Radisson Red Hotel – V & A Waterfront
Red Location Precinct – Port Elizabeth
Spazio Lighting – Johannesburg
Standard Bank Centre – CBD Cape Town
Timberland V & A Waterfront
Tsogo Sun Hotel – Cape Town CBD
Ubuntu Building – Zwide, Port Elizabeth
US Embassy – Maputo, Mozambique
V & A Waterfront Silo Hotel – V & A Waterfront
Water & Sanitation Building – Cape Town
Zeitz MOCAA – V & A Waterfront


VISI Magazine
EarthWorks Magazine
Architect and Builder
Architecture Digest
Coastal Contemporary Architecture of Nelson Mandela Bay: 200 – 2013 Albrecht Herholdt.
Città Parangolé – Alfredo Brillembourg & Hubert Klumpner (Zurich)
Spirit of Place – Wianélle Briers

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