• Cape Town, South Africa

Mr Price

When the guys at Mr Price asked if I could photograph their latest trail fashion collection in the Drakensberg I jumped at the opportunity.

Growing up in KZN and spending some time with friends in the mountains nurtured some incredible memories and we wanted to convey that same feeling of fun and camaraderie amongst our models as we made our way across the rivers and up the lower peaks.

The landscape unveiled itself in a beautiful way and pointing my camera in any direction produced the most amazing scenery.

Two days spent hiking the trails all the while producing to our awesome brief felt like a great escape from the city and in the end a successful shoot that saw imagery up in store windows nationwide and a billboard on the N2!

My First Cover!

In the summer of 2015 I photographed my first editorial cover. Shot on location in Cape Town at the beautiful Green Point Athletic track, featuring Ashley Rothman for editor Mike Finch of Runner’s World Magazine.

Since then I have photographed over 50 international covers for Runner’s World Magazine with my work featured in The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Australia and of course South Africa.

 

Springbok Corné Krige

Photographing ex Springbok Corné Krige at his home for Men’s Health Magazine was a huge honour and eyeopening assignment which revealed some incredible personal fitness journeys.

Tanika Hoffman

In 2014 I started shooting regularly for Men’s Health Magazine and by the generosity of then creative director Rob Cilliers I bagged myself some really fun assignments. Most memorable were meeting some our national Sevens rugby players, namely Quagga Smith who today represents The Springboks in the fifteen man format and is about to suit up against the British and Irish Lions this weekend.

Motion Picture Stills in Morocco

In 2012 I found myself working on my second long form motion picture series for The History Channel,  produced by Mark Burnett of Survivor fame and filmed on location in Morocco. Working a six day week was accepted and on our off days we spent our time haggling in souks and most memorably racing quad bikes through the desert at sunset. I learned a lot about the film industry in those months and enjoy working with a cast and crew from all around the world. The show was nominated for three Emmy’s.

Die Heuwels Fantasties

One of my first gigs as a photographer came as Mickie Birkett commissioned me to travel with then film director Thomas Ferreira, documenting the popular Afrikaans band Die Heuwels Fantasties and Jack Parow. The road trip production took us from Cape Town via scenic backroads to Oudtshoorn, where the band performed their new single Veraadplaas.

Bryan Adams and Desmond Tutu

As a photographers assistant you get to travel to some pretty cool places and meet some inspiring people along the way. Back in 2010 I was fortunate enough to get a call from Gavin Schneider of Gavin Schneider Productions here in Cape Town and he said he had recommended me as an assistant to Bryan Adams, who as you might know is an exceptional photographer and personally one of my favourite artists that defined a large part of my life growing up with his music.

While Bryan was on his Skin And Bones in tour in SA he had made arrangements to photograph Archbishop Desmond Tutu for an ongoing project which he called Luminaries at the time. A national treasure of South Africa Mr Tutu was an absolute delight and invited us after a short portrait session to share a cup of tea with himself and his office staff.

I carried my camera a lot more often back then and as the pair of them sat down to a warm cuppa tea and shared a joyous moment I snapped a single frame on my old Minolta SRT303 loaded with Kodak Tri-X 400.

On the way back to Bryan’s hotel where we shared lunch he was on the phone, proposing when he gets back to London; “How would you feel if I photographed you without your sunglasses Elton?”

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