"The performance of daily life consist of millions of unscripted plays. I seek to capture its promotional poster shots."
Originally from South Africa, I started meddling with serious photography in 1986 when my father passed on his old Asahi Pentax SLR and a few lenses to me. Using this camera, I spent a few years exploring and teaching myself photography in its basic, raw form, later upgrading to a used Pentax ME Super, which I continued to use into the early 1990's.
Being a student at the time, the cost of film and developing proved prohibitive and forced me to scale down my photography ambitions for a few years to follow. Once digital photography started taking off in a meaningful way, I started exploring its possibilities again in 2003, at first using a 3MP compact camera, and was hooked ever since. My fascination, and new-found freedom with this media, coupled with the rise of digital darkroom technology, took off to a point where photography is now once again a serious, focused indulgence. I use a Leica Q or Fuji X100s for most of my current work.
I consider myself as a "travelling street photographer". My work is mainly inspired by a fascination with our "human condition", capturing people and their daily lives within different cultural, religious and social environments. I’m especially drawn to the real, often rustic lives of people earning their living on streets around the world, the results are expressed through a blend of street life-, travel-, documentary- and street portraiture genres, with a few random opportunistic captures and artistic projects in between. Recently I find myself increasingly drawn to black and white street work, as well as a new interest in fine art Architectural-, Rural and Urban Landscapes.
Having visited over 30 countries to date, I've also lived and worked as a practicing architect in South Africa, the UAE, Qatar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and India.
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WINNER of "Modern Tall Buildings" Competition (Viewbug 2017) 2nd PRIZE in Theme 1/12 "Civilization" (Life Framer 2017) FINALIST in "Black and White Architecture" Competition (Viewbug 2017) FINALIST in "Structures in Black and White" Competition (ViewBug 2016) FINALIST in Black and White Photographer of the Year 2015 - People Category
FINALIST in "Different Faces of Asia" Competition (Malaysia 2011)
FINALIST in "UAE Images 2009" Competition (Abu Dhabi)
JUDGE on ViewBug Photo Competitions since 2012
INTERVIEWS 2017 Interview by Top Street SPC July 2017 2017 Interview by The Phoblographer May 2017
2011 Interview by LifeCapture November 2011
2011 Interview by PHOTOGRAPHY OFFICE September 2011
2009 Interview by RedBubble / Art of the Middle East Group
Urban Eye Magazine January 2017 Edition (downloadable) forty_three_photographers: Photography book celebrating the 40th anniversary of the UAE, Motivate Publishing 2011
Digital SLR Photography Magazine (Malaysia) July 2011 Edition
EXPOSE Photography Magazine (Egypt) First Edition, Feb 2011
SOURA Turns 5 Compilation Book (UAE) October 2010
Prince of Light The 5th Emirates Photography Competition 2010
Practical Photography Magazine (UK) Spring 2010 Edition
Practical Photography Magazine (UK) April 2010 Edition
Practical Photography Magazine (UK) Dec. 2009 Edition
Practical Photography Magazine (UK) March 2009 Edition
SOURA Magazine (UAE) Issue 26 / Summer 2009