Having been travelling to Africa since 1999, my passion for wildlife quickly drew me to focus on photographing the diverse wildlife the continent has to offer. I've seen my images published online with National Geographic and Africa Geographic with printed publications in Travel Africa Magazine, BBC Wildlife Magazine and Klaserie Chronicle.
I'm now based in the Greater Kruger of South Africa, working as Photography Manager for African Impact where I'm looking to introduce and showcase to other like minded photographers the beauty that had me fall in love with this country twenty years ago. With this comes the added responsibility of instilling a thoughtful, ethical and conservation based approach and mindset to how we work in and with the natural world. Great photography is not hard to come by, but meaningful photography is. My aim is to teach photographers the potential importance and impact their images and work can have in aiding and assisting the health and growth of our natural biosphere. How can an image make a difference? What stories can we tell? What awareness can we spread and how do we support the animals that we love so much? These are the questions to keep asking yourself as a photographer and when you do, you’re actively stepping into the realm of becoming a conservation photographer - something that the world desperately needs in all corners.
With African Impact I’m developing and running various on the ground projects ranging from teaching and introducing photography to international volunteers, guiding enthusiasts / semi-pros through the realities of wildlife photography and even setting those up with the tools and facilities to potentially run their own photographic safaris and launch their careers in wildlife photography. But all of this comes with an ethical and conservational underlining, which is the foundation of which everything has been built upon.