“I was born, raised and educated in the African Bush. My parents have managed kings camp in the Timbavati for the last 26 years and so I’ve been privileged enough to have grown up in an incredible environment with the African sun above my head and a plethora of fauna and flora at my fingertips – it is here where I developed an innate affinity of passion and unconditional love for our planet’s natural world after spending every spare moment out in the wilds. This passion would soon lead me to photography as – aided with my writing – I fell in love with telling the stories of the creatures that called the Timbavati their home. Although I’ve only been taking photos for 6 years (shooting with sigma right from the beginning) I quickly discovered the direction I wished to set off in and am delighted to see the following I have generated and momentum up to this point. I currently shoot with a canon 7D mk ii, 150-600 f/5.6 sigma, 18 – 300 f/3.5 sigma and a 70-200 f/2.8 sigma sport.
I am fresh out of High School, and currently studying visual communication and commercial photography at the Tshwane university of Technology and am determined to pursue a career in which I can merge my wildlife photography with conservation work. Towards the end of 2021 I received my most notable photographic achievement yet, where I was awarded as the AWF & Natures best Youth winner of the Benjamin Mkapa African wildlife awards in Nairobi, Kenya. Photography is my way to paint a picture of the people and the natural world, but more importantly of the grey area that lies between where conservation and sustainable coexistence is paramount. There is no place on earth where it is more relevant than in Africa; a land of a thousand stories, with history that runs deeper than the rivers and a palette of beliefs and cultures.” – Cathan Moore