TGVphoto PhotoArt was formed in 2006. Our goal is to provide the best Photographic, Design and Print services. As well as quality Stock Photos and Art Prints at reasonable prices.
The Owner, Shaun Thomas, is best discribed as a perfectionist with a "can do" personality.
He is a qualified Desktop Publisher by trade, with work experience in several
Print Shops which have won international awards for the best printers
within their specialised categories.
He comes from a background of over 10 years in the Lithographic printing industry
with as many years experience in the field of photography.
Having grown up on a farm near the small town of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, he saved up his pocket money and purchased his first camera at age 13.
Later acquiring a second-hand film SLR which opened up a whole new world in photography.
With the advent of Digital photography and the background in Desktop Publishing, he soon realised that the possibilities of creativity were limitless and extremely rewarding.
His interest in and love for art complements his creative eye.
Second to his Beautiful wife and 4 children, Photography is the love of his life . . .
and his desire to learn and create new ideas is an on going adventure.
If there is, by some slim chance, something that he cannot do,
he makes it his quest to study it until he has perfected it.
All his work is a result of life long personal study, experience and trial and error.
The Company Name
Although Now known in the abbreviated "TGVphoto" format, the name
"The Graphic Vector" in its original form was derived from the below root words:
"Graphic" - The production of Designs and Images by Computer
- Vivid or Forcibly Descriptive, Clear, The Art of Drawing,
- Visual Communication, Story telling through the use
"Vector" - Line drawings made from a series of mathematical curves
- A force or Influence, to direct to a particular point,
an angle or perspective.
- Paths consisting of straight lines and curves.
Thus the true interpretation of the company's name could be:
"The Vivid Drawing"
"The Photographic Perspective"
"The Influential Story"
"The Visual Influence"
Our Mission Statement
In a society of commercialism where consumers are constantly looking for
more for less while suppliers in return, want to offer less for more.
TGVphoto seeks to offer every customer, a professional service, at genuine prices.
It seems human nature to judge quality of a product primarily by its price.
I constantly review our pricing in an attempt to offer you the best service at the most affordable price.
I strongly believe in an honest day's work for and honest day's pay.
However, if you think my services are too cheap, and you stand the chance of ruining your reputation as a high roller by using TGVphoto . . . we could always discuss your budget and up my price appropriately.
I can't , Im afraid, offer you much more in relation to service,
because at my current prices, Im already giving you my best work.
But if you aren't, by some small chance, satisfied with my products or services,
Please let me know, I never stop learning.
I also have a reputation to uphold . . . And yes , I do want to be the BEST!