Hello, and a warm welcome to my website
From a very young age, I started sketching wildlife drawings taken from photos I’d torn out of old South African wildlife magazines. At the age of 13, I got my first SLR camera, a Pentax KR-5 with a 50mm lens, and with that wildlife background, my photographic journey began.
After the disappointing realisation that you cannot photograph wildlife properly with a 50mm lens, I continued to draw and take photos of other topics. My eagerness to capture moments in time was undiminished with equipment and technology changing dramatically. I enjoyed shooting with film back then, but since the advent of digital cameras, the process to make good photographs is much simpler.
My love for our planet developed in those early years along with the passion for all things wild. This meant my reading, writing, and photography would inevitably follow that path.
Now 35 years later, I live a creative career drawing inspiration from my appetite for travelling the planet with a camera. Nothing beats journeying to wild places to capture diverse wildlife or exploring ancient streets looking for colourful street art and intriguing locals to photograph. Once you pick up a camera and start training it on everything around you, you’ll never perceive the world in the same light again
I hope my desire to document our world through photography will make a small contribution to opening people’s eyes to the beauty and fragility of our planet.
Through my Photography Workshops, I hope to unleash people’s creativity and inspire them to see the world with the “new eyes” that photography brings. Why not join me for a one-to-one session and let me help to bring your creative eye to the fore?
Safe travels and good light
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