About

I was born in Cape Town;  made for the world

I am a professional international photographer and very blessed that my passion has led me to so many amazing experiences, meeting and working with likeminded creatives.

Although I love the adventure of waking up in a city I’ve never been to, my favourite place is still the hill on our family farm – where my photography and awards started.

What add to my photography talent is my skill to provide art direction, keeping an eye on all aspects of the shoot, working in a team, directing my subject;…and the special magic I have with kids!  I have created a niche as KIDS ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHER which led to also work as FREELANCE KIDS CASTING AGENT & KIDS STYLIST

Producing my own shoots and understanding the needs of a photographer have led me to produce big productions for others.

From idea, agency, assembling the best creative team and executing clear communication with all international walks of life to post; all within budget – nothing beats the sense of adrenaline when executing a big production successfully and having a satisfied client.

My energy, creative eye for detail, organizing hands-on skills, and my love to be on set have led me to create some amazing visuals.

No matter how big the production or job, I treat every client/story as unique with an ‘over deliver’ approach.

Due to my lighting knowledge I also like to shoot behind the scenes of movies and commercials, teach photography, shoot for social media stock, create cinemagraphs, provide videography services and just love being on set! Indoor or outdoor.

I would love to light your photography project or contribute in producing your shoot and tell your story.

Hope to hear from you soon. PDF AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Please ask for acting, art directing/production/freelance stylist & casting director portfolio

body double and stand in for Nicole Kidman - Re-imagine Etihad airways commercial

behind the scenes stills: Land Rover campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxV6xwEcjTY

PANADOL CAMPAIGN: behind the scenes stills photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhrin3ufVlU

SET DESIGN - Lifestyle Ramadan Campaign

behind the scenes commercial print campaign

thank you Femina for the article about me

another billboard 2018

nothing beats natural light

behind the scenes - Fashion shoot

Al Maha desert shoot

my Sheik Zayed Billboard

still my favourite place - the hill on the family farm

another winning competition for my windmill image

billboard Dubai corporate portraiture

Wedding issue in Woman Magazine

Editorial in Brownbook Magazine

selfportrait

behind the scenes - lifestyle shoot

my Babyshop campaign

crazy light setup left right up etc

another final stage with HIPA competition

another first prize

love being on set 

behind the scenes - lookbook

I paint!! 

2017 McDonalds Ramadan Campaign

2017 McDonalds Sheik Zayed OOH Billboard

print

Clients

Recently employed as the personal photographer for the royal family to Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumCeleste has produced and  provided production for successful projects; shot stills campaigns on commercial sets and has shot big campaigns for big brands; some names in the industry include:  

Costa Coffee, McDonalds, Volkswagen, VIP Films, Aramanstudio, Level Kids, Ogilvy, Yas Waterworld,  Ferrari World, Chalhoub Group, Havas, Masquerade magazine, Infantium Victoria,  Babyshop, Haya Magazine, The National Newspaper, FP7, etc.


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