Driven by a passion to capture unique moments, fleeting light, breathtaking landscapes and fulfilling the desire to explore the wilderness areas of Planet Earth, I endeavour to evoke an emotion through my photography and portray the essence of magical moments in time. Born with an appreciation for the outdoors, I thrive on photographic exploration in search of unique perspectives. I am a landscape and wildlife photographer from Johannesburg in South Africa.

My greatest accolade to date is winning the Landscape category of the 2015 Nature's Best Photography Africa competition, of which the photograph appeared in the 20 Year Celebration of Natures Best International Exhibition held in Washington, USA. Read this blog post about the awards.

As a landscape and wildlife photographer, gear is an important part of the photographic machine for me. Gear is definitely NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT part, as I believe creativity and exploration to be the most important, but good quality gear does help. My choice in gear needs to withstand heavy use, it needs to withstand the elements when out photographing in the dust, rain or snow, and above all else needs to be reliable. I have used many cameras and lenses over the past 12 years, and I have come to enjoy the Nikon system. I currently use the following camera equipment :

Nikon D850 camera / Nikon F100 35mm film camera
200-500 f/5.6 VR lens / 70-200 f/4 VR lens / 50 f/1.8 lens / 16-35 f/4 VR lens
NISI Filters / F-stop Tilopa BC camera bag / Gitzo GT1555T Tripod & Gitzo GH1382TQD Ballhead



All of my images displayed on this website, as well as a large catalog of images not displayed on this website are available for licensing for any use. Should you be interested in licensing a photograph, please do get in touch and provide details of the intended usage. I have an extensive catalog of landscape and wildlife images from Southern Africa and Kenya. Many of my images and articles have been published worldwide, in both local and international magazines and newspapers, including cover images for the Getaway, Natural History Magazine and Go! Magazines, numerous portfolios, assignments and editorial work for Wild Magazine, Africa Geographic, Go! Magazine, Natural History, Birdlife South Africa and Getaway publications. I have provided countless numbers of images for calendar publishers locally and internationally, as well as brochure cover images for Thompsons Travel, images for postcards for the Namibian Embassy and many more.

I also contribute images to two stock websites, which can be viewed by clicking each of the links below. NO images seen in my portfolio on this site exist in the stock galleries below.



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