Herman first started taking photos in high school after stumbling upon a camera he found hidden in a bush. After school, he went on to study film at Pretoria Technikon. During this time, his other passion - music - lured him into playing for numerous bands. The one band had an enviable year, touring the country and eventually landing a UK tour as well. It was the exposure during these music events that opened the door to stage and live event photography.
While studying Herman started off as a freelance photographer for Media24. There he found his true photographic discipline in documentary photography. He went on to win various national and international awards such as CNN African Photojournalist Of The Year, POYI (Pictures Of The Year International), Sony World Photo Awards, Media24 Photographer of the year, SAB Photographer of the year to mention a few.
Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?
I'm located in Gauteng, South Africa and travel all over the country and internationally. Travel fees are discussed per wedding.
How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?
I've been working as a documentary photographer for the past 10 years.
Describe your "style" of wedding photography.
What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?
Packages vary from R14 000 to R25 000
Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?
I normally meet up in coffee shops and also use Skype
What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?
I have a degree in photography and a diploma in film making.