Many of my largest life decisions have been made alone, with nothing but the sky and the open horizon to distill my thoughts. It’s only by visiting vast, quiet wilderness areas do we hear ourselves think, without distraction, and truly understand their importance.
The overarching goal of my work is to spread awareness of stories and support marketing efforts. Ultimately, it’s to encourage travellers to visit and experience these places for themselves. I put my all into creating content that fits my standards, and aspire for my work to rest somewhere between authentic and beautiful and ever-improving. I love new experiences and working with new clients, but have a soft spot for those that I have worked with before – I often find myself retracing my steps (or roads or flightpaths) to visit them again, telling their stories in deeper, multi-faceted dimensions.
If done correctly, sustainable tourism has the potential to support and preserve cultures, livelihoods and the environment. It can shape the way that we make decisions on this planet, and what we place our importance on.
I hope to be involved, in some small way, in that process.
I was born in Durban to an adventurous 4×4 family, with a dad who’s insatiable curiosity about ‘what’s down that dirt road’ led us to many remote locations (and nail-biting moments). After completing a BCOM in Marketing and working at a commercial photographic company, I moved to Cape Town to work as the primary photographer for Getaway , South Africa’s oldest travel magazine. Now that was fun. There, I learnt the ropes of what it takes to be a full-time travel photojournalist, producing high-quality work amidst pressing deadlines and with the support of a stellar editorial team.
I went freelance in 2018. I now work with a variety of clients in a variety of contexts and have the hard-won fortune of being able to choose where and how I work.
Oh, and I’m very into horses and horse trails around the world. I’ve brought travel, photography and horses together into, quite literally, my childhood’s dream job.
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