Describe your creative process?
I collect samples on nature walks and find suitably lit locations, usually near water. I later assemble designs in my studio.
Who are your artistic heroes?
M.C Escher’s dewdrop leaf is a driving source of perfection. Also Judith Braun, and Sol Lewitt’s wall drawings. Hengki Koentjoro is a modern day master.
What advice would you give younger photographers?
Less is more, both compositionally and also in practical and technical terms when it comes to editing. Contrary to most photographer's advice, I’d also say occasionally leave your camera at home and just go out and observe - this takes practice too though.
What is your favourite part of what you do?
Walking in nature and developing a relationship with my subjects.
What season do you love most?
Winter in the Cape has a special charm, but I’ve cultivated a love for different aspects of all the days and seasons. I occasionally miss the colder climate. “To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again” by Waldo Emerson.
Describe the best party you have ever been to.
That’s a hard one. Festival au desert in Mali has to be one of the most wonderful events I’ve been to; travelling by camel, living with Bedouins, being surrounded by an ocean of sand. More recently a close friend’s wedding in Mustique was extraordinary.
What excites you?
Swimming in mountain streams, jumping off waterfalls, stumbling upon great new subjects to shoot. And time away from the kids and then being reunited again.