"The performance of daily life consist of millions of unscripted plays. I seek to capture its promotional poster shots."
Originally from South Africa, I've always been dabbling in fine arts, but it was the relative "immediacy" of photography that grabbed me in the mid 1980's. At the time I started off with an old Asahi Pentax screw-mount SLR body and a few lenses passed on to me by my dad. I dropped serious photography during most of the 1990's, but gradually started picking up on it again from the early 2000's onward as my fascination with new digital photography technology rekindled my interest. I was keen to explore the world of digital photography and haven't stopped since.
I consider myself primarily as a "traveling street photographer". My work is 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. However, recently I find myself increasingly drawn to black and white street work, as well as a new interest in fine art Architectural and Landscapes akin to the New Topographics movement of the 1970's. I use a Leica Q or Fuji X100s for most of my current work.
Having visited over 35 countries to date, I've lived and worked as a practicing architect in South Africa, the UAE, Qatar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and India.
INFORMATION FOR BUYERS
There are two options where prints of my work are sold. A large number of printed options are on offer via RedBubble, who takes care of all printing and worldwide delivery. If you cannot find a specific image you want on RedBubble, please contact me so that we can make personal arrangements to satisfy your requirements. Prints, downloads and eCards are also available through Fotomoto. By clicking on any image on my website, select the buying option displayed at the bottom edge of the image. You will be taken to Fotomoto who will take care of all printing and delivery services.
NOTABLE COMPETITIONS 2nd PRIZE in Theme 1/12 "Civilization" (Life Framer 2017) 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)
EXHIBITIONS 2018 LifeFramer winners group exhibitions (Tokyo, New York & Milan)
2018 Qatar Contemporary Art & Photography: Group Exhibition in St. Petersburg Russia (12 images from my Qatar Unfiltered … series)
INTERVIEWS 2017 Interview by Top Street SPC July 2017 2017 Interview by The Phoblographer May 2017
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