High Tower Photography

Drone & Underwater Photography

Stunning photographs from around the world in locations few have had the privilege to capture. Here you will find exploration and adventure in its purest form, sampled through a lens. Prints available in various professional mediums, shipped worldwide. Bring the world home, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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What You’ll Find Here

Ultra High Definition Drone & Underwater Fine Art Prints to become stunningly beautiful wall-art pieces​

We bring you the most stunning nature photo-prints from around the world with seldom-seen angles of view, the perfect fine art for your Home, Office or Establishment.  Here today you can acquire the finest wall art South Africa has to offer. 

All are limited edition collectors pieces with Certificates of Authenticity,  stamp-embossed and  perfectly preserved which your children will inherit. 

These fine-art pieces are made to be the highest possible quality wall art, in popular sizes A0 to A3 and they made with extreme high-tech process and care to last a lifetime, or a few.  

Our rare photography displays suit the most discerning of tastes. A piece that can be one’s pride and joy, or a spectacular gift to a loved one for their lounge or bedroom, or even business to business gift for that  dreary old boardroom. 

Premium Quality Fine Art "Wall Art"

We produce gorgeous wall-art in either Giclée Fine Art Print, in Brushed Aluminium or the top of the range archival method called Diasec. 

See the bottom of this page for more technical information on how these fine art pieces are made and what suits you best. 

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About Me : Willem-Petrus Pretorius

As a diver and a sailor I get to live the dream, exploring the world, both underwater and on land, and sometimes with vantages from high up in the air.

High Tower was a name given to me during my travels onboard. I believe that in order for one to be truly invested in something, one has to make it personal, my brand is my name, and my name is my legacy.

Through my photography I want to entice you, I want to entertain you, but most of all I want to inspire you to explore and to protect our beautiful blue planet we call home. 

My passion for nature led me to try capture these images most people will never be able to see and to preserve them for many to see in stunning art print mediums.

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High Tower Photography handles all business matters while Willem travels the world.

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Fine Art WALL-ART and what should I know?

Ultra High Definition Wall-Art made by Drone & Underwater photography in 4k UHD resolution

Our drone camera captures incredible angles and perspectives from vantages most humans could never ever experience in real life. And for those who don’t scuba dive all over the world, we bring you stunning pictures from another world, in the oceans around the planet. 

What is a fine art print?

The term “fine art prints” refers to archival pigment giclee prints. Unlike a c-type print, giclee prints use high-quality pigment-based inks and acid-free fine art paper. Also, these prints, which are also sometimes referred to as pigment prints, are made without any light sensitivity or chemistry.

Do art prints go up in value?

Limited edition prints usually retain or increase their value. However, this will depend on the artist and whether their demand and popularity increases over time. When considering the value of contemporary art, the artist is everything.

Is art a good investment?

If you love art and you’re looking for ways to diversify your investment portfolio, art investing can be a solid choice. “Not only does [art] appreciate over time, but it’s a strong way to diversify,” said Blair Haden, registrar at Restoration Division, a company that restores art pieces.

Do art prints appreciate value?

Like all artworks, fine art prints are more valuable when they are hand-signed by the artist.

Does Fine Art lose value?

As art has no correlation to the stock market, it means paintings can go up in value even when the market crashes, making it a good diversification for an investment portfolio.

Why do rich people buy art?

In some countries, rich people buy art to avoid tax. Consider the United States; for example, if you sell a painting and put the money in the bank, you must pay capital gains tax on it. But selling one painting to put the money into another painting, now that’s a neat way around paying those taxes.

How Fine Art Prints Are Made

Giclée Fine Art Prints

Images are printed in high-resolution by specialized inkjet printers using pigment inks on fine art paper. This results in exceptional quality prints, offering brighter colours, crisper details and long-lasting colour. We use Felix Schoeller True Fibre Matt which is a smooth matt paper made from alpha cellulose. It has a warm undertone and can provide pin-sharp details with vivid colours.

Brushed Aluminium Prints

Or Brushed Aluminum prints as our USA friends know it.
Our metal prints are printed directly onto Dibond® with a choice of a silver brushed aluminium finish. The silver finish will be visible in all the white areas of your design or image. This substrate works well with black and white or colour photographic images. The UV cured inks are not archival but through simulated testing, are said to last 75 years out of direct sunlight and 5 years in direct sunlight. The composite is a rigid yet lightweight material, comprised of two sheets of rust proof aluminium with a solid polyethylene core and is suitable for interior and exterior application. We print directly onto the surface with durable UV cured inks.

Diasec Archival Prints

Our most premium products are stunning prints preserved in Diasec. Diasec is an archival mounting and framing method.

It is the process of mounting and sealing a print between two substrates – acrylic glass and Dibond® – to create a rigid, high-quality, exhibition standard artwork.

Adhesion of the print takes place chemically when two liquid components come into contact and thus leaves the print archivally sealed – dust and air free.

The back of the print is then mounted onto Dibond® – an aluminium and plastic composite sheet. Sandwiched between the acrylic glass and Dibond®, the print is left perfectly flat with a high-gloss finish.

The process was invented by Heinz Sovilla-Brulhart in 1969 and is still the preferred method of archival mounting across the globe.

Diasec Advantages:

  • Unique light refraction properties emphasize colour contrast and detail
  • Colours are brilliant and the images appear sharper, due to the refraction properties of acrylic glass and the specialised adhesion process
  • The print is more resistant to harmful UV rays and discolouration;
  • The print is effectively protected against mechanical stress
  • Traditional framing isn’t necessary as a hanging mechanism is attached directly to the Dibond ® backing – which floats the artwork 25 mm from the wall. 
  • If you prefer a more contemporary framing look, the Diasec® mounted artwork can be fitted into a frame.