About me

Hi, I’m Jess. I am one of the few women photographers specialised in outdoor sports and social enterprises.

I grew up in advertising, travelling the world as a lighting- and digital assistant for many renowned photographers.

Here’s what I learned:

  • How to park an 11m-Sprinter 10 cm away from a wall
  • Surviving on very little sleep for a very long time
  • How to optimise ALL workflows
  • The true meaning of ‘n Boer maak ‘n Plan (necessity is the mother of inventions)
  • Opening a box of pringles and casually placing them on the table can save the day

It’s also, counter to common belief, where I got my muscles from: by carrying heavy packs onto remote beaches or mountain lakes.

Why Berlin and Cape Town?

This is a great question.

Cape Town – that’s easy. Who wouldn’t want to be based there?!

I grew up in the Southern Peninsula, a bit outside of the city, wedged between the mountains and the sea. I guess that’s where I discovered my love of nature and my adventurous spirit. My school days were framed by dips in the ocean, therefore I will probably never get used to living without it.

And Berlin?

Berlin is a buzzing city with many interesting people, ideas and movements. There is always a lot to take in. It’s a great European base for me and a good way to stay on top of trends and social topics. Except for the winters. I am not tough enough to survive a Berlin winter.

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