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Emigration! Yikes where to start?

By na-nu-ja | 2022-07-29

An emotional whirlwind that needs a lot of energy and organisation! What an interesting job – I met Bridget just before they were emigrating to Sweden. Imagine packing up your SA life and heading to a new country. Bridget brought boxes, albums, slides, and negatives, as well as a gorgeous poster given as a gift…


“Write the photograph” Inspiration from author and artist Terry Angelos

By na-nu-ja | 2022-07-20

Last week I went to East Coast Radio’s Home and Garden show – it was fantastic to be back at the Exhibition centre, no masks and loads of people! A glimpse of the good old days…. After grabbing a delicious coffee from N2, my Mom and I headed to the Garden -Lifestyle Theatre to listen…

Comic Life

Comic Life – Hong Kong Family Holiday

By na-nu-ja | 2021-12-24

A few years ago after returning from an awesome trip to Korea via Hong Kong, I designed a travel photobook in a comic style. Asia is famous for Manhwa 만화 in Korean (Manga 漫画 in Japanese) – my children loved it, so the style seemed perfect. I love the way the photos can be manipulated and text…

KZN WIB Membership Certificates

Networking | KZN Women in Business

By na-nu-ja | 2021-12-04

I have been a member of KZN WIB since 2007! That’s over 14 years on and off…. This week I received a 7-year consecutive membership certificate at our last meeting for 2021. So let me reminisce…. My husband and I returned to South Africa from Korea in 2005 and started na-nu-ja, which was the first…

nanuja design


By na-nu-ja | 2021-11-05

A Digital Photo Organizing Session is the solution to your digital photo overwhelm! Using screen sharing software, I will work on YOUR computer to organize your digital photos… no matter where in the world you are located. I first consolidate photos from multiple sources, then sort them into a simple folder structure, remove duplicates, and back…

Video Tapes


By na-nu-ja | 2021-11-04

I was so excited when I opened a box I had been storing in my garage and found videos of me performing in my school play, travels overseas in my early 20s and so many other almost forgotten memories…. The PHOTO MANAGER can give them a new lease on life by converting them and being…

Albums to scan


By na-nu-ja | 2021-11-02

I am very excited to offer a high-quality scanning service – I love it when old photos are digitized and added into your digital photo collection. It is so important to preserve your photos from loss, decay, neglect and destruction. Once they are digital, it becomes so much easier to share them, all family members…

Thankyou | Kamsahamnida

Thank you | Kamsahamnida

By na-nu-ja | 2021-07-29

Wow, we are absolutely blown away by the support we have received – it is almost impossible to individually thank each and every person who has wished us, called, donated, and stood beside us during this surreally strange time. KJ’s all-time favourite movie is LOVE ACTUALLY – he loves the scene where the one character…

Burnt to Ashes

Burnt to Ashes

By na-nu-ja | 2021-07-15

Kwangjeon finally made his way to na-nu-ja and Fotomax’s shop this morning, to assess the extent of the damage caused by looters and vandalists. It was absolutely heartbreaking. The only item to remain ironically was the padlock to our front door, which welcomed so many loyal clients since we moved here in 2012. KJ took…

nanuja burnt down

A plea to help save na-nu-ja

By na-nu-ja | 2021-07-14

Kwangjeon and I arrived from Korea in 2005, with specialised equipment and a dream to help people “share memories” by opening na-nu-ja a photobook company in Durban, my hometown. Yesterday our business was burnt to the ground by looters and vandals, taking with it employment of 5 people, customised machinery and half of our livelihood.…