Tell us more about yourself – what you do, where is home and what do you love?
I am a passionate and driven young man that likes learning new things and experiencing life to the full. Home is where the heart is and my heart belongs in the mountains. I don’t have an “official home” at this stage as I am still travelling. I quit my job to follow my passion of climbing, seeing the outdoors and photography and have been travelling for the last three months.
How did you first get into photography?
As a kid, my mom always took lots of photos of us. I started playing around with her camera but they never looked the same as the photos in my dad’s magazines and I wanted to figure out why. Why were the photos in the Getaway and Weg Magazines so much better than the ones I could take? My inquisitive nature took over and, through photos, I found a way for my creative side to flourish and to express myself.
Do you have any formal training in photography?
Initially I didn’t, I taught myself until I won a photography competition held by the University of Pretoria. The award was an advanced photography course by Vega School of Photography and a Q-Photo voucher.
What do you like to photograph? What inspires you?
I like the way that you can capture a moment that says more than any words could say. I get my inspiration from light. Light reacts in different ways in different environments and I like the challenge of capturing it in unique ways. I have always loved stars and mountains.