I started out as a graphic designer. 15 years into the business, more and more frustrated with and increasingly unfulfilled by the industry and its limitations, I decided it was time for a change. With a young family to support and no time to “properly” re-train for a new career path, I decided to turn my love and passion for photography into my profession. The journey was often exceedingly challenging and I faced my fair share of hurdles, detours and dead-ends. Now, several years later, a more mature person and significantly more experienced photographer, I can truly appreciate the learnings those challenges presented me with.
Namibia is a huge country with a relatively small population. As such, I get to see many different places and meet unique people. So when Red Bull asked me if I would be interested in helping create awareness for the plight of our rhino population – currently under severe pressure from professional poachers - I leaped at the opportunity. With lifestyle and commercial photography my main forte, I had to very quickly acquaint myself with the special demands, perspectives and aspects of action photography – here, Eric was a fantastic help.
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