I am a professional freelance photographer currently living in Dublin, Ireland. I am vastly influenced by music. It has affected my mindset, my moral standards, my lifestyle, and of course my work. This intense love of music has resulted in the majority of my work thus far has being associated with music of all genres.
I completed my BTech (Hons) in graphic design at Durban University of Technology in 2010 at the top of my year using money from the Emma Smith Award I won in 2009 to fund a photographic journey into my personal disenchantment with music, entitled ‘Disenchantment’. As much as it allowed me to connect with youth culture and make a name for myself amongst this demographic I am looking to move in a new direction.
The majority of my work is imagined beforehand and then elaborately and deliberately staged. I am obsessed with using artificial light to bend an existing environment to feel how I want it to feel. The other side of my work goes in the complete opposite direction, and consists of more spontaneous documentary style photographs documenting underground cultures and nightlife.
I prefer to use small flash units for artificial lighting which keeps me mobile with the only limitation regarding location being the weather. My love for what I do keeps me motivated to push things as far as they can go, and I treat every project with the same amount of passion.