"Photography. Nature. Family.
These are undoubtedly the three most precious and important elements of my life."
After nearly 15 years working as a photographer, a photographic consultant and a photography lecturer, Henk is well-versed in the art of the lens and working with light. He knows what it takes to get the perfect shot, both in the field and in the darkroom.
Henk studied engineering before realising that he needed to follow his passion and reach for his dreams. He received a Masters Degree in Photography from Tswhane University of Technology and has never looked back.
Since then he has been contracted as a lecturer, moderator, consultant and course developer at tertiary institutions including CTi Education Group, Stellenbosch Academy, Tswhane University of Technology and the University of Stellenbosch. His skill as a teacher lies in his ability to make even complex processes easy to understand.
“I love working with people.
Everyone is different and being able to engage with them and help them to realise their potential is really a privilege, to do so in nature is simply sublime”.
Henk lives with his wife and two daughters in the beautiful hamlet of Swellendam at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. His photographic studio is also based in Swellendam, where he runs regular photography classes and undertakes diverse photographic projects - from commercial shoots to fine art photography exhibitions.
One of his favourite pursuits is heading outdoors with his camera to capture the elements of nature under ever-changing conditions, where natural light is constantly at play.
"One of the few things that I love as much as photography is nature. Fortunately, being a photographer puts me in nature for hours, striving to get that perfect shot which captures the special connection that I feel with
the environment. In this way, I am blessed to live my two biggest loves."