A brief history about myself! Growing up, I never dreamt of being an astronaut, helicopter pilot or brain surgeon. I have always known exactly what I wanted to do..
After matriculating, I enrolled for a Diploma in Graphic Design and subsequently for a National Diploma in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art (photography major). The school provided an exceptionally creative environment. I thrived there, graduating Cum Laude, with a body of work, which won the Michaelis Prize of that year. I then completed the Advanced Diploma in Fine art, also with distinction.
After my studies, I spent a number of years living in London. My ambitions of being the next Damien Hirst were curbed by the reality of having to survive and make ends meet. I quickly found myself working in the service industry.. yes I was a waiter. My saving grace was that I had landed in a tremendously sophisticated restaurant owned by Sir Terrence Conran. It was here that I was exposed to stylish interior design and contemporary trends in cuisine, two areas of major importance and influence to my current creative output.
After returning to Cape Town I found myself teaching photography, eventually working up to Head of Photography at a leading Cape Town art school. I taught photography for many years, but it became clear that in order to fulfill my true potential, I needed to produce my own creative work. After relinquishing my teaching post, I embarked on a career as a professional freelance photographer and I have not looked back since.
As with most photographers, my areas of specialized interest have condensed over time. My current focus is on architecture, decor, food and portraiture. My clients include some of South Africa’s most prestigious and influential companies, enterprises and creatives.