Over the years I’ve been very fortunate to work with some exceptionally talented photographers and photojournalists. I would just like to say a big thank you to you all for your support and letting me use some of your stunning photographs in campaigns and on my website. It means a lot and I hope we get to work together on more projects soon.
I would highly recommend all of them. To learn more about their work you can read their biographies and view their photographs by following the links below.
When I was a teenager my dad returned from the States with a massive film SLR which he had no idea how to operate. I started playing around with it and so began my love affair with photography. Today, 12 years later, 49 countries, thousands of dives, a few magazines, a documentary, a couple of prizes and countless shutter releases and I'm travelling the oceans to the corners of the world with the Nikon in my hands, documenting what few will ever experience.
I am a photojournalist and conservationist based in Madagascar. My work is focussed on the marine environment, both traditional and industrial fishing, and the human story behind the unprecedented environmental changes we are now living through. In the age of the Anthropocene, when we are effectively waging war on nature on many fronts, I aim to bring back the stories from the front lines of environmental conflict.
Jackson Fager grew up in Connecticut and received his bachelor's degree from Colgate University with a focus on English Literature and Film. He spent five years working for CBS News, based in the southern United States, covering major events like Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf. Since joining VICE in 2012, Jackson has covered stories in over 40 countries as a Producer and Director of Photography for the VICE show on HBO. He has received multiple Emmy Nominations and has won awards with the Associated Press for outstanding videography, and has received multiple Webby award nominations.
Aaron “Bertie” Gekoski
Aaron “Bertie” Gekoski is an adventurer, underwater/land photographer, presenter, journalist, travel writer and film-maker.
His work has appeared in over 40 publications worldwide, including National Geographic Traveller, BBC Wildlife, Men’s Health, FHM, Travel Africa, Getaway, Explore, go! and Africa Geographic.
Along with this, he has spent the last five years documenting man’s complex relationship with nature. His work has taken him on an undercover mission to Namibia to expose their annual seal cull, he has lived with rural shark fishing communities in Mozambique, pursued the ‘tortoise mafia’ through Madagascar’s sacred forests, trained as an anti-poaching ranger in Zimbabwe, reported on a religious ceremony in Bangladesh where up to 100,000 turtles are killed, and more. He has continued to explore these issues through film and shot documentaries on shark finning in Mozambique and Zimbabwe’s elephant crisis.
Dylan Kotze is a Cape Town based travel and documentary photographer with a passion for exploring cultures and documenting social and environmental issues. His work has been published by TIME Magazine, Getaway Magazine, Divesite Magazine and has been used as promotional and marketing material on various platforms.
He has photographed in studio and at events, and has judged photographic competitions for the Photographic Society of South Africa, Picture the Change, the Sodwana Bay Shootout and Getaway Gallery. Dylan is equally passionate about teaching and runs photographic workshops, including lectures at the University of Cape Town.
Travis Steffens is a 21st century explorer who founded Planet Madagascar, a conservation, education, and community development program in Madagascar. Travis has spent many years in Madagascar studying endangered lemurs in remote areas. Besides conservation and research Travis has a passion for travel and has led travellers on over 50 trips to Southern Africa, Madagascar, Central America, Russia, and the Canadian Rockies. Travis is a Fellow of the Explorers Club, a member of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, holds a BSc and MA in Primatology, and is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto.