A silly snorkelling accident encouraged me to undertake a scuba diving course. I presumed that by gaining knowledge of the discipline of diving, I would learn more about the sea. As with most of us, this curiosity elevated me to diving instructor status 5 years later. However, struggling to remember the fish I admired, after each dive, I acquired a secondhand Nikonos 5. This was my ticket to being eternally shackled by debt for an ever increasing jungle of photographical accessories. I have progressed from a Nikonos to a Nikon F100 and now have embraced a digital camera.
I have dived myself into specialised underwater photographic fields and have a particular attraction for photographing sharks. My annual pilgrimage to Seal Island in False Bay has yielded better results with each time I return. Increased exposure to an opportunity in the Bazaruto Archipelago, has given me the chance to build my portfolio from the area. While spending a day on the beach in an area called BD, I witnessed fishermen dump Reef Shark carcasses de-finned on the beach without even moving an eyelid at our presence. Shark deprivation exists in even the most innocent and remote parts of our continent.
My photos are regularly published in Submerge and Alert diver and I have also won accolades at various competitions. I reside in Krugersdorp with my wife and two daughters.