photo credit:  Russel Smith

photo credit: Russel Smith


I specialise in photographing high-quality travel editorial and marketing content on the go, from landscapes and portraits to wildlife and architecture, within Africa and its islands.

Over the course of four years of working at South Africa's oldest travel magazine, Getaway, I travelled on editorial assignments that saw me hiking volcanoes, criss-crossing South Africa's national parks, falling from the skies and swimming with sharks. I’ve photographed everything from off-the-grid campsites to 5* safari lodges. In addition, I formed part of the Getaway Gallery judging panel for three years, and featured as a guest photo judge for the 2017 National Geographic Traveller UK competition. I've brought these skills and experiences with me into the freelance world.

Raised with a love for the outdoors and getting away from the crowds, one of my greatest joys stems from being in pristine landscapes untouched by humanity. It's a way for me to reconnect and refuel. Throw in a few horses and great light and you have Cross the Lands, my website dedicated purely to horse adventure travels around the world. 

 - Lodge and hotel photography -

Having photographed numerous lodges, guesthouses and hotels, I know what to look for in a scene, what equipment to use and how to style an area to best effect. My photographic style is clean and attractive, and I deliver a selection of lifestyle and architecture images that convey the venue's story and atmosphere. 

- Editorial commissions -

Working alongside talented travel writers on stories from Africa and its islands, I ensure that images align closely with the narrative. I also work alone, photographing travel stories that have already been written or writing the stories myself. I handle all my own travel arrangements if required. 

The travel images on this website are largely available for editorial commission.