Photography became a part of Philip’s life during his school days when he took it up as a hobby. After school he wanted to study architecture, however his application was accepted late and by that time (as if by destiny) Philip had applied and been accepted to Rhodes University to study Fine Art.

Philip completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts and later his Master of Fine Arts specializing in photography, at Rhodes and won acclaim very early on in his student career in the form of the National Student of the Year competition, run by the Professional Photographers of South Africa. Philip won this award twice, in 1986 and 1989.

Philip became a photographer in the airforce during his compulsory service and thereafter went into partnership with an American photographer, Larry Martin. From their Pritchard Street studio they produced record covers and work for Ster Kinekor, Nedbank, and Nashua.

From an initial advertising focus, Philip then moved into mining niche after a successful shoot for a listed company, Titaco (later taken over by Batemans) won him recognition by other mining houses. Having come from a family of geologists and metallurgists, Philip had a keen eye for the detail of mining. Coupled with this knowledge, Philip had developed an artistic style all his own and merging his two abilities soon earned himself an excellent reputation in the mining industry.

Currently Philip works for many mining houses (detailed in the “Client List”). He also produces work for property development companies and has a keen interest in studio work, especially food photography, which to him poses an inviting yet real challenge.

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