Greg da Silva
I am a photographer/artist based in Johannesburg. The windstorm was coming up fast and I could hardly see a thing through the sand in the air, trying to protect my camera from all the dust I looked in front of me and saw this little African girl walking on a single sand road trying to get back to her village before the storm broke. Without thinking I took aim with my camera and the rest is history. This was the first amazing photograph that I took, I was 16 at the time and on route to the Okavongo swamps in Botswana. 33 years later I am still taking photographs of the world around me. I left the corporate world 17 years ago to pursue my hobby full time. Am I an artist? Well I would like you to be the judge of that. Am I a perfectionist? Yes, only when it comes to my photography. My favourite photo ever taken? You guessed it…the photo I took when I was 16. Having sold photographs in galleries and stock libraries around the world and seeing them hanging on clients walls is what does it for me. When someone just loves a photograph that I have created it makes it all so worthwhile.