Chris van der Schyf

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Photographer, musician, yachtsman and army veteran born 1946 in the Orange Free State of South Africa. First photographic assignment Mocambique 1970 (Nikon F 35mm film SLR) Studied at the Jazz Institute of the Conservatoire of the City of Vienna. Sailing oceans of the world on the good ship "Restive" (built 1946 by Stebbings of Burnham on Crouch UK.) Images by Chris van der Schyf


Seen from Washington-Marine-Shipyards.

Cargo bay markers guide the steel blue eyed shuttle navigator returning from Titan, as he lands with heavy aggregate for planet Earth ...and Hyundai is there.

An invisible audience watches the play at Presentation-House-Theater-North-Vancouver-BC.

Yacht-Restive working up Indian Arm along the blessed shores of British-Columbia after a decade at sea looking for a new home port.

Alaskan-Highway, Northern-British-Columbia

Wild-horse along the Alaskan-Highway BC testing the waters while the band watches and waits. 


Deadman's-Island BC. His life mate in all likelyhood crashed in a field somewhere riddled with buck shot and this magnificent male goose with 3 ft wingspan shall remain alone for the rest of his life.

Klein-Karoo-Williston-Region-South-Africa. (Spot the smiling head halfway in from the bottom left hand corner.

2018 Flowering Season in Namaqualand_South_Africa

Entrance to Bedwell bay in Indian Arm take from the cockpit of Restive.


Dating from 1969 in South Africa to 2019  in Canada and still in use.


 Chris-van-der-Schyf 2018.