I have ten years experience as a photographer, working for South African as well as international companies and organisations. My speciality is portraiture and documentary style work, although I have also done work in the fields of editorial photography, lifestyle photography, and interior photography.
Recently I have worked with Australian brand Canva to improve media portrayal of under represented groups, which lead me to explore a more editorial style.
I have pursued Graphic design and illustration in an extracirricular capacity since 2010. I have worked as a designer for Stellenbosch University, and between between 2012 and 2013 I did editorial illustration for Big Issue magazine, where I collaborated, amongst others, with Zakes Mda, Hugh Masekela, and Nadine Gordimer.
I completed my Fine Arts degree, majoring in photography, at University of Pretoria in 2007. In the same year I was rewarded a merit award at the Sasol New Signatures Competition and the Gerard Sekoto Award at the Absa L’Atelier Art Competition. The latter provided me with a three month arts residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
In 2017 I was awarded a Masters Fellowship at the Centre for Humanities research, University of the Western Cape, with Patricia Hayes’s Visual History programme. My work focussed on microhistories and informal business praxis along the Voortrekker Road Corridor, Cape Town. My research touched on historicism, visual archives, and urbanism. In 2020 I received my Masters degree cum laude.