Born on new-years day in the very small mining town, Utrecht in Natal, South Africa, I have lived in various places in South Africa as well as Rotterdam in the Netherlands and London. I discovered my passion for photography during my last year of Drama studies at University and have since been developing my creative style from black and white film to digital.
After living and photographing in Cape Town for 10 years, I exchanged modern life for almost three years to go and live in a caravan amongst the traditional amaXhosa people in the rural Transkei, Eastern Coast of South Africa (neighbouring to the area where Nelson Mandela was born and grew up. Here I formed a close bond with the people and worked on my most important project up to date entitled 'Madiba’s People', which focuses on portraits of the amaXhosa People in the townships as well as the rural homelands of Transkei.
I have since returned to civilization, living on a farm in the Winelands area and continue to develop my unique style and promote my photography, aiming to return to my family in the Transkei on a yearly basis. Recently I had the opportunity to work on a three month project about migration in the Swiss Alps.