This work is exploring an idea of “Animalness”, a state of ‘animal being’ in Black-and-White photography.
I have worked as an independent photographer for almost 30 years. One aspect of my work has been in documenting current affairs, through shooting news and features, with particular focus on South Africa's transition from Apartheid to Apartheid, and the Mandela era. Am still a stringer for AFP covering current affairs out of Cape Town. Running parallel to this is a pout-pourri of commercial, international NGO, and infrastructure photography. Video production is a growing component too. In recent times the challenge of evoking hard-to-reach emotions and feelings through photography has been a somewhat obsessive challenge, and that world is, for now, black-and-white. I live in Cape Town, a somewhat cruel beauty of a city, a muse and torment to me. My children and martial arts take up most of the rest of my time. Thanks for reading.