I took my first pictures with a film camera while studying at Rhodes University (Bjournalism with distinction 2003). It was of an elderly couple I realized the joy that images can bring. After graduating I worked at Die Burger newspaper for 2 years. In 2005 I travelled to Bolivia with my first digital camera and was reminded of how the camera can transcend boundaries. Working for PASCAR allowed me to travel the Chuigiasacra mountains. Upon returning to Cape Town I felt blessed to work for a number of local NGO's, including GreaterGoodSA for whom I travelled across Southern Africa. We held an exhibition at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. I became a regular freelancer for many local magazines, including Insig, De Kat and Weg. I was Vodacom photographer of the year in the Western Cape for 2007 & 2008.
Since 2009 I have been experimenting with the modern DSLR camera’s ability to shoot high definition video. (World Press Photo Multimedia workshop, 2010. World Press Photo Dream Team, 2010. MA International Multimedia Journalism, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2011.)
Currently I create short documentaries for small and medium sized businesses where we collaborate to tell their stories. I also use video and old photographs to capture the life stories of older people for generations to come. I am available to shoot a wide variety of short documentary films and photographs.
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Photo by Brenda Veldtman