I was born in 1977 in Durban, South Africa, and I have spent five years shooting professionally in the outdoor industry. Specializing in whitewater and kayaking, I have worked as the photographer on many film and photo projects, including Red Bull Recon, the “Focused” series and other projects for Matchstick Productions, and various filming projects for Scott Lindgren Productions. My photos have been published in GQ, Surfing, Men’s Journal, Outside, and many kayak industry magazines and catalogs. I was a finalist in the Vail Mountain Games Photo Competition in 2005 and won the People’s Choice Award at the same competition in 2004.
Since 2000, I have been world traveling — I now spend summer based in North America and my other summer based in Africa (mainly Uganda and South Africa). I believe that if you want to get an image that no one else can get or has thought of, you need to be willing to do what no one else is willing to do; even if it means hanging off the back of a jetski, swimming down rapids, or balancing on the top of Victoria Falls. The harder you work for an image, the more rewarding the result will be. Following this advice as best as I can has given me my favorite shots.