I grew up in Bloemfontein, a small town in South Africa. As a child I was very shy, so my mind became my sanctuary and my imagination helped me to make sense of the world around me. It’s no wonder that I turned out to be such a daydreamer!
I went on to study photography at the Central University of Technology from 2008 - 2010. A year later, I moved to Cape Town to pursue my dream of being a beauty and fashion photographer. I may still be a daydreamer, but photography has grounded me and allows me to live in the present moment. When I pick up my camera, I feel confident, aware and in control. People inspire me the most, so the creatives I work with, my family and friends are always present in my work in some way or another.
My strengths as a photographer start before I even take the picture. It’s all in the lighting and directing – these are two things I pride myself in. Light distinguishes my work from other photographers in the industry; while directing my subjects has given me insight into the human form, expression and emotion.
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