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My Story

I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Growing up, I spent weekends and holidays working in my dad’s lighting factory, where I developed a passion for technology and witnessed first hand how it could uplift and empower humanity. 

I’ve always had a vivid imagination and an insatiable curiosity about the world around me. It's no wonder I took to photography with such enthusiasm.

Today, using a combination of art and technology, I help clients tell captivating stories of themselves and their businesses, in compelling and interesting ways.

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My Core Values

passion

I love that I get to use something that I’m good at to enrich the lives of so many others. It is the love for my craft, and the value it brings, that gets me up in the morning. The law of attraction stipulates that like attracts like and the same can be said about passion. My most successful assignments have been those where clients are passionate about their stories, craft, services and businesses. Their passion inspires me and helps me do my best work.


integrity

Your dreams are given to you for a reason. But they need to be nurtured and treated with the proper respect, if they are ever to see the light of day. Having worked with clients and creatives from all walks of life, I can confirm that honest and open communication is vital to the fruition of any end goal. Whether I am brought on to create or consult, clients can rest assured knowing that I bring an educated and informed approach to every assignment.

growth

Whether you are an established mega conglomerate or are just starting out with your own business, the number one thing that will bring you fulfillment and keep you motivated is growth. It is the universal benchmark by which all things measure themselves to determine whether they are flourishing or withering. With nearly two decades of personal experience ,I take great pride in taking my clients from where they are to where they want to be.


quality

Having spent the majority of my academic and professional career working alongside some of the world’s most respected broadcasters, artists, promoters, businesses and brands, something really interesting started to happen. Their high standards, unquestionable work ethic, commitment to excellence and exceptional attention to detail, rubbed off and has become the foundation from which I operate.

Education

TERTIARY EDUCATION

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B.A - Motion Picture – AFDA [2006 - 2008]

Subjects: Production for Film and Television. Cinematography. Script Writing for Film and Television.

Achievements: Student Committee President. Chairman: Experimental & Annual Film Festival. Producer: "Fitlha" Winner - Best Film 2008/9 Fresh Films Awards, London.

 

B.A - Live Performance – AFDA [2005]

Subjects: Musical Performance for Stage & Screen. Physical Performance. Acting for Stage & Screen.

Achievements: Winner - Best Stage Production: "A Moment with Ray" (Bass Guitarist).- AFDA Awards 2005.

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Intl. Dip. - IT Engineering – CTI [2004]

Module: MSCE A+ Hardware & Operating Systems. Network +, I-Net +, Security +

Achievements: Graduated in top fifteen percentile of class.


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Occup. Cert. - Electrician – QCTO [2010]

Modules: Tools, Equipment and Materials. Electricity & Electronics. Wiring. Electrical Supply & Components. Low Voltage Protection. Fault Finding.

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DJ 101 – Soul Candi [2013]

Modules: DJ Equipment. Cueing & Control. Beat-matching & Music Structure.

 

Introduction to Digital Music Composition and Production – Soul Candi [2013]

Modules: Music Theory (Grade 1-6: Piano). Music Production Fundamentals. Steinberg Cubase & Propellerheads Reason 6 (Intermediate).

 


additional QUALIFICATIONS

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Amory High School - Mississippi, USA – AIFS [2001]

Subjects: Technology Applications (2nd Year University Level). Speech & Public Speaking. English. Algebra, Mississippi Studies. Sports Management - American Football.

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SCUBA Diving – CMAS [2004]

Open Water SCUBA Diver - 1 Star. Max, depth 18m.


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Skipper's License – SAMSA [2010]

Category C nautical license for sea vessels longer than 9m. Maximum distance of 15 Nautical miles from coast or approved launch site.

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MEWP Certificate – Light Be Construction & Maintenance [2010]

Safety certificate for the successful operation of a Mobile Elevated Working Platforms such as fork lifts and cherry pickers.

Career

High profile assignments

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Events & Nightlife  – Diginights [2013 - 2016]

Senior staff photographer for Europe's largest events and ticketing portal. Captured more than 1000 events throughout Spain, Germany and South Africa.

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eThekwini Asset Audit - Aurecon & Light Be [2010 - 2012]

Developed paperless inspection workflows for project and trained and managed field and data teams. Project successfully audited 900 000 assets and captured 30 million still photos.


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FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 – ZDF [2010]

Technician assistant for ZDF, Germany. The 2010 tournament's largest international broadcast team and official media partner of the 2010 bronze medalists.

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FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 – Band TV & RP Productions [2009]

Associate producer for Band TV, Brazil. The official broadcast partner of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 Champions.


former partners

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Spain, Germany & South Africa [2013 - 2016]

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eThekwini, South Africa [2010 - 2012]


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Gauteng, South Africa [2010]

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Gauteng, South Africa [2009]

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