My photography represents my enthusiasm to travel, to meet and engage with different cultures. I interact with the people I photograph, being respectful and curious. Simplicity and naturalness is what I strive for. I try for the most honest portrait photographs to capture feeling and individuality in an informal unstructured way.
Through my photography I would like to inspire people to travel, experience different customs and lifestyles and broaden their world view.
I was born in South Africa and now live in the U.S.A.
Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Worked for American Express Travel in Johannesburg visiting nearby markets and assisting in compiling travel brochures.
In South Africa I worked for several Advertising Agencies in the media department .
I then left South Africa for an 8 month overland trip through Africa crossing the Sahara Desert to reach the Straits of Gibraltar to Spain and then onto Europe.
I spent many years in the Middle East and Europe before coming to America.
In the USA I photographed for dancEnlight Dance Company. I photographed The Artistic Director, Lorelei Chang, privately and her dancers in rehearsal.
I enrolled in photography courses at Main Media Photography with Arlene Collins, a New York based photographer. Arlene teaches privately and at Parsons, The New York school for design. I learned digital editing, lighting techniques, night and low light photography. I also enrolled in a course with Jean Miele at Maine Media Photography where I learned black and white digital processing and printing.
Publications:Black and White MagazineBlack and White PhotographyExhibition “Images of the Silk Road, Photography Biennale, Tianshui Province. Chung Yueh-Ching Studio and Charter Oak Cultural Centre in Connecticut U.S.A., where I participated in many fundraising events.