Having carried a camera from the age of 12, Greg decided to turn pro in 2009. Two of Greg’s childhood dreams have been realised through being commissioned to photograph Tour de France and Ironman World Championships in Kona. Servicing a wide variety of long standing international clients including BMW, Oakley, World Economic Forum,Canterbury, Mizuno, Columbia and The Cape Epic, Greg relies on equipment that allows him to be mobile, agile and not worry about how to carry his gear. Greg’s work has been published in leading publications across the USA, Europe, Asia, UK, South America, South Africa and Australia. Greg has written two adventure motorcycling travel guides focusing on Southenr Africa. Looking professional adds to being professional in a competitive environment. BlackRapid breathe straps deliver.
Photography Genre: Action, Adventure, Motoring, Architecture, People, Events
Hometown: Cape Town
Resides: Cape Town
Career Highlight #1: Ironman World Championshiops, Kona, Hawaii, for Oakley
Career Highlight #2: Tour de France for Oakley
Career Highlight #3: World Economic Forum for World Economic Forum
BlackRapid product of choice: Double Breathe
Age you took your first photo? What camera did you use? 12, Nikon F50
When did you realize that you wanted to be a professional photographer? In 2009 I decided to take my childhood passion seriously and invested in a Canon 40D and a 24-70 2.8 lens.
Who inspires you: Annie Leibovitz, Ansel Adams, Vincent Laforet, Jimmy Chin, Bob Martin
What camera do you use to capture most of your work? Canon 1DX Mark2
If I could photograph anyone in the world, alive or deceased, it would be… Nelson Mandela, Bono
What do you do when not taking photos? Editing photos… Most of my time is then specnt with my family consisting of a beautiful wife, the most special 2 year old daughter and two 4-legged champions, miced breed jack russel-esque dogs.
Favorite place on earth? Cape Town; wherever I travel in the world, landing back in Cape Town delivers the best feeling yet.
One piece of advice for someone at the beginning stages of their photography career? Be patient, listen more than you speak, ask questions.
How do you “Live The Moment”? The challenge in this modern world is to be in the moment. I find through photogrpahy this becomes a little easier. The intensity and focus required to document key moments slows the world down, you can sense each second ticking slower as each shutter click becomes living the moment.