Starting out in the industry
“Initially, I wanted to study architecture but photography was more intriguing.” So, after studying photography at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, he went on to secure his first job as an in-house photographer for Media 24’s ‘Home’ magazine, in Cape Town.
Though he was lucky enough to secure a job right after studying, he urges anyone interested in becoming a reputable photographer in the industry is to assist a professional photographer. “And by that I don’t mean assisting on a few shoots, I mean assisting for a few years” and working your way to the top. All the while, learning to have respect for the people who’ve been doing it for years.