Safari, conjures up beautiful imagery, The wilds of Africa. Endless grasslands which are teeming with wildlife, antelope, zebras, giraffe, buffalo, rhino and herds of elephant all share this beautiful world. But they are being watched and observed by fierce African predators, lions, cheetah, leopards, wild dogs and hyenas lie in wait to ambush these creatures, this game of life and death plays out every day and every night.Read More
When I photograph it is a balance between my mind and heart; my brain looks after the technicals my heart the emotion within the photograph. Too much of one will leave an emotionless image or a poorly executed image.
To sum up, I think the words from one of my favourite songs, Reverence, by Faithless,
"YOU DON'T NEED EYES TO SEE…YOU NEED VISION…"Read More
I believe the more constraints we put on ourselves, the more artistic and creative we will become. Your mind's eye adapts to the constraints actually I should say freedom as it was liberating not having to worry about lens choice. I truly believe as photographers sometimes we have too much gear, too much choice.Read More
A Winning Photograph in the Wildlife Photographer of the year awards 2017. This fine art black and white print of a male chimpanzee has been awarded first place "Animal Portraits" in the Worlds most prestigious Wildlife competition.Read More
Photographers have to be technologically minded yet artistic as they peer through a viewfinder. They compose artfully with their minds eye, yet their fingers move dials, buttons, levers with fluidity to ensure a perfect technically but artistically created photograph. Whilst at the same time being aware to any change in their surroundings.Read More
Meeting Gaynor Young and Barbara Royce was a most wonderful uplifting and inspiring occasion. Gaynor’s story is well know within South Africa and further a field. If you are unaware of her inspirational story please have a look at her blog/website. And if you love to read check out her book "My Plunge to Fame" for insight into the capacity of the human spirit triumphing over adversity.Read More
It is not every day that I get charged by two black rhino and escape unhurt with both vivid memories and an image. While on Photo Safari Tour at Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. I was fortunate to come across a pride of lions in an active mood. My guide and I noticed that one of the Lions had spotted something on the tree line in the distance and had begun to stalk it.Read More
Story behind the photograph of the Etoshas Bull Elephant, The Godfather "
He stands still before me in all his magnificence, raising his trunk filled with the red Kalahari dust. In one fluid movement he sprays his forehead and for one brief moment he is covered in the magic of dust and light"Read More
When you are alone and in the presence of a Kalahari black mane lion, a primeval fear takes a hold of you. Even though you tell yourself "you'r safe" you can not totally shake this feeling. It's there lodged in the back of your mind.Read More
Art of Black and White photography and it's demise due to lack of interest by photographers to learn the basics and to apply it. Presets have become the norm and demise of the Art Of Black and White PhotographyRead More