After being a computer engineer for over 30 years, as well as a professional golfer, a motorcycle racer, a dog handler and breeder, a fisherman and an entrepreneur, I finally returned to my passion of photography in 2007.
I made my first photograph at the age of 5 with a Brownie Boy Scout box camera loaned to me by my grandfather, after that I was hooked on the magic of photography.
I was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, my family emigrated to the United States, and in 1996, we became United States citizens, and I am proud to say both my children serve in the United States Military.
It has been said that behind every good man is an even better woman, my wife of 38 years is that person. She has selflessly supported me through all of my endeavors, and without her support I could not have achieved what I have done.
My photography was born through my passion for wildlife and nature and if I wasn’t a photographer I would be a wildlife conservationist.
But… enough about me, let’s discuss “Images in Africa Safaris” …
Images in Africa Safaris is a US company located Pilot Point Texas, and was founded in 2010.
As ex South Africans we wanted to go on Safari, do photography, and bring our spouses / partners along, what we found was that there were Tourist Safaris and volume Safaris, none of which catered to both the photographer as well as the photographers family, plus the safaris that catered to both partners were not schooled in photography and more often than not crammed people into a 15 to 20 person game drive vehicle, with no thought for where the light is, where it needs to be, what behavior characteristics the animals follow, and so on. Essentially they were a waste of time, and the few good ones that we found were not affordable to the average family, with that as a model “Images in Africa Safaris” was born.
With that being said, I leave you with a quote that has modeled my photography.
Light makes photography, embrace light, admire it, love it, but above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
Oh… and I like my coffee with cream and sugar.