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I can remember it like yesterday. I found the old Pentax film camera, forgotten and covered in dust at the back of a cupboard. I was about 13 years old at the time.

I just absolutely loved running around with the camera, taking random photos of arbitrary things with no understanding of composition, shutter-spee… Read More
I can remember it like yesterday. I found the old Pentax film camera, forgotten and covered in dust at the back of a cupboard. I was about 13 years old at the time.

I just absolutely loved running around with the camera, taking random photos of arbitrary things with no understanding of composition, shutter-speed or aperture. To say the least – the photos where horrible. But I thought they were fantastic – and I nagged my mother to buy me roll after roll of film.

When I finished school the thought of becoming a photographer never crossed my mind. I decided to study Graphic Design at AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town. During my third year of studying – I decided to specialize and become an Art Director. It was my responsibility to create the visual aspect of the advertising and this inevitably meant that I needed to take photos for the projects. This was the first time that I needed to photograph anything with the specific purpose of creating an image, instead of just taking snap shots. I loved the process and the creativity of it all.

Thinking back to my college days – I would have to say that that is when I truly fell in love with photography.

Since those early days – some things have changed and others have stayed the same. I’m now more obsessed and passionate about photography than ever before. I still enjoy taking my camera and going off on an adventure to find the perfect image – I hope that my composition and technical knowledge has improved though since I first found that old Pentax! Read Less
Member Since: May 26, 2008