About me...

I’m a Capetonian through and through. I’ve lived in this city my entire life and feel inspired by its beauty, its ever-changing light and its people. Whether it’s with camera in hand, on my mountain bike or being outdoors with my wife and sons, the act of exploring Cape Town with my eyes is huge part of what gets me going every day.

While I believe I was taking photos with my eyes long before I ever owned a camera, my formal education behind the shutter began at the Frank Joubert Art School where I studied photography. It was here that I developed, both literally and metaphorically, my love and passion for black and white photography. 

I went on to complete my National Diploma in Photography at the Cape Town University of Technology, before throwing myself into the working world as a photographer’s assistant. As any photographer worth his salt knows, assisting is the best way to learn and I did my time, learning from the best, absorbing everything I could about lighting, composition and making subjects relax in order to get the correct image. There was also a lot of lugging around equipment…  

After assisting photographers for a few years, I took the leap and established myself as a commercial photographer in Cape Town. A partner in Salisbury Studios, a member of the CPUT Film/Photo advisory board and been shooting for numerous advertising agencies, design studios, magazines and private clients for over 15 years. 

I see myself as an old school-trained, yet adaptable modern photographer, since the introduction of digital photography, I have seen a drop in the “quality of technical ability” of the “new age” photographer. The ability to merge my technical and lighting background with the new and ever evolving digital age is an area I take great pride in.

You’ll notice that my diverse portfolio displays a combination of my technical and creative ability, both in studio and on location, whatever the subject may be. My drive and enthusiasm remains constant and this is evident in the images I have created. I consistently aim to deliver to my own high standards. Shooting large format Leaf digital, supplying the highest quality files to my clients. 

Professional, easy going and hassle-free, I’m the nice guy photographer you want to do work with.  I’m Denver Hendricks and I’m looking forward to working with you.