I create because it is an intrinsic part of my nature. A gift I was lucky enough to discover at an early age, and since, have been exploring this side of me for quite some time. My inspiration stems mainly from nature and the inner workings of the human condition. A fascination with how we perceive the world and the juxtaposing forces that dominate human behaviour are core influences when I embark on a creative endeavour. I search for meaning in areas where most would prefer not to explore. It is in these unexplored areas where I feel the truth is concealed.
A multifunctional artist at heart. My artistic abilities range from the use of traditional mediums to the digital. Often, I use both traditional and digital mediums when in the process of bringing a vision to fruition. Photography (and the moving image) emerged, by means of experimentation, as the one medium where I truly discovered my creative voice. However, the image itself is only half the process. I have always wanted to push for more, to bring more life out of the image, always aiming for the greatest visual impact.
I strive to be involved in the creative sphere of life as much as I possibly can. I believe that the learning never stops and the more you know the better it gets. I have had the privilege of being involved in a number of selected group exhibitions including an exhibition called ‘The Story of the Creative’ which took place in New York City. Other exhibitions were ‘New beginnings’ and ‘Pentimeti and More’ which were held at the ArtB Gallery in Cape Town. My intentions are to move people with art as well as to inspire and bring about cultural and self awareness.
Jean Baudrillard perfectly describes our current culture (The New Age) “Postmodernity is said to be a culture of fragmentary sensations, eclectic nostalgia, disposable simulacra, and promiscuous superficiality, in which the traditionally valued qualities of depth, coherence, meaning, originality, and authenticity are evacuated or dissolved amid the random swirl of empty signals.” I tend to agree with him and that is why having authentic meaning and expression in my work is imperative.
So what do I do?
Well this question is broad but, specifically, I tend to focus on the art of photography and videography as well as the creative field of editing (they all go hand-in-hand). I use software as my own digital darkroom. With years of honing my skills in these disciplines I am confident in presenting compelling imagery wether it be still or moving. I also pursue Wildlife Photography an area of interest I am uncontrollably bound to by pure passion. I have a deep connection with the wild and I intend to use my abilities to spread awareness and help our wildlife in any way possible.
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Animation, Conceptualisation, Corporate Identity, Fine Arts, Layout, Logic Pro 9, Logo Design, Macromedia Freehand, Magazine Design, Packaging Design, Photography, Typography, Visual Effects And Motion Graphics.
Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Arts) Multimedia Studies: Multimedia in Digital Visual Arts (02305 – MC1) UNISA