I am proud to be one of South Africa’s top underwater fashion fine art photographers.
Underwater photography is my love and my passion and normally I would stop anything else to be able to dive into water and take photographs!
I’ve been working as an underwater photographer for more than 5 years now – and it all started purely by accident. I was spending a weekend with friends by a beautiful lake and started to wonder how it might look if I photographed my gorgeous friend underwater.
Before we took the trip, I had bought quite primitive water housing and was looking forward to trying it out. Well, unfortunately that particular weekend turned out too cold, so I never got in the water there. But because I already had the underwater housing, I arranged to borrow a swimming pool and my friend came along to model for me the following week.
The moment my stunning friend dived underwater and exhaled a little bit of air in a trail of sparkly bubbles, and her hair and dress flowed effortlessly around her – I was hooked. It was such a surreal, beautiful sight that I just knew I had to explore underwater photography further.
Since then, I’ve had around a hundred underwater shoots. I have perfected my technique, worked on my backgrounds and have built big underwater wardrobe – but most importantly, I’ve learned how exactly I must guide the person I photograph. The majority of us are not ‘natural mermaids’ and need a little guidance to learn and how to move and flow underwater. This is what leads to the perfect shot.
I photograph mostly in the safety of swimming pools, using natural light. You can expect the water temperature to be around 28C. My underwater photography shoots last 2-3 hours, which includes time for choosing and fitting costumes, make up and time for tea in between.
I have been published and interviewed in many international magazines. You can see and purchase some of my work in the Exposure Gallery in Cape Town.
Underwater photo session starts at R2000. Contact me today to find out more.