I have lived and breathed creativity for more than 20 years working in the advertising and web design industry. 

In the beginning, I used to direct photographers thinking they had such a cool job never considering that I might one day be a photographer as well.

1999 was the year I started a boutique design studio called Black Rooster Studios with my design partner and amazing wife Lindsay (Who I love and adore :-)). We aim to produce amazing work for our clients – from logo design, annual reports and marketing to the full range of photography you see on my website.

The photography business started out of a desire to keep as much of the skills (and revenue) in-house. So I bought a camera and today I find myself in some pretty cool locations meeting the most amazing people.
Sometimes in the most amazing locations meeting the coolest people.
Everyone has a story and even if I don’t photograph their story, I get to chat to them when shooting their food, interiors or products.

I love variety, it keeps me fired up and inspired. Interiors, portraits, landscapes, newborn babies, food, architecture…

I operate from my studio in Kyalami, which I hope to expand to accommodate the type of shoots I love doing.
I travel throughout South Africa and beyond our borders when the project requires it. To date I’ve been commissioned to shoot in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius and Zambia.

I am 100% vaccinated and ready to go 🙂

AWARDS

  • London International Finalist (1)
  • New York Festivals Finalist (1)
  • One Show Interactive merit (1)
  • Construction New Media Finalists (2)
  • Loerie Awards Gold (1)
  • Loerie Awards Silver (5)
  • Loerie Awards Craft (2)
  • Loerie Awards Finalists (8)
  • 2015 Admired in Africa (Bump and babies)
  • 2015 Admired in Africa (Wedding details)
  • 2016 Admired in Africa (Maternity Mom)
  • 2016 Admired in Africa (Newborn)

LEADERSHIP

  • Cannes Advertising Awards Cyber Lions Judge
  • Loerie awards Digital Interactive media Judge
  • ROAR Online advertising Judge
  • Canon SA Roadshow speaker (JHB, DBN)
  • Canon SA workshops (Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe)
  • Canon SA Mirrorless workshops (JHB, CT)
  • Friends of Canon SA member
  • Founder of the Hunters of Light Initiative
  • Father of 2 amazing young people.
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