I was born in Johannesburg and moved to Kwazulu Natal at a young age. I now live with my wife and son and enjoy travelling through South Africa.
Fascinated with photography when in high school. I was surfing one day when I noticed one of my friends had just returned from Europe. He was standing on the beach with his camera on a tripod and the longest lens I had ever seen.
After school, I was not sure which career path to follow and living in the apartheid era was subject to military service. I had a choice, the army in Phalaborwa or join the South African Police and serve my local community. I joined the police. After basic training, I returned to the South Coast of Kwazulu Natal and served the local communities, mainly in rural areas where political violence was at its peak. I ended up investigating political murders.