The Artisan project. Tandem Design

Tandem Design are a Johannesburg based design studio manufacturing custom furniture and homeware. They work using a variety of materials with emphasis on natural components, detail and joinery. Other than their work being fantastic, they are just such open and welcoming people. I am privileged to have spent time with them in their space. You can find out more about them and their work here:


The Artisan project

A person who practices a trade or handicraft that produces something in limited quantities often using traditional methods.

I love the smell of a furniture makers workshop. The sawdust in the air and the feel of the wood under my fingers is a memory I will never forget.

I often tell the story of my father making me take accounting to my final year at school instead of woodwork. It is one of the big regrets in my life and possibly this series is a way to live vicariously through artisans and using my skills as a photographer and filmmaker to showcase their skills in creating beautiful objects.

The Artisan Project was always intended to be a way for me to create content for my portfolio to attract commercial work. And to do that and to get buy in from the Artisans, I have covered all the costs for the projects. It also meant that I had to be the director, camera operator, sound engineer, editor and chief bottle washer.

I am loving every minute of the Artisan Project.


Quintin is a highly experienced Photographer and Creative Director with a 30 year history of working in the Advertising & Photography industry. With skills in Commercial PhotographyPortraits and Corporate HeadshotsInteriors and Architecture PhotographyFood and Beverage photography and Video Production, he brings a huge amount of value to your project.

With a list of Advertising Industry Awards and an even longer list of assignments in Johannesburg, across South Africa and Southern Africa, Quintin Mills has gathered valuable experience which he brings to his photographic services. When you work with Quintin you know he is going to deliver to the best of his abilities and provide top class imagery for your brand.

Quintin works as a Johannesburg Photographer and Videographer, but also works in Pretoria, Sandton as well as the rest of South Africa and Southern Africa.

You can request a Photography or Videography quote here for your next project..

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