I moved to Los Angeles from South Africa in 1991. Observing the starkly divided culture of Apartheid, South Africa gave me an eye for the beauty, diversity and tension of human existence. My subjects range from actor Ben Kingsley and film director David Lynch to memorial murals in the heart of South Central, Landscapes of the American West, and I have chronicled both the comfortable and the afflicted for New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Capital Records and many other publications. I have also worked on ad campaigns that showcase my dreamy full – frame imagery. Among my many projects, I have served over 20 years as the resident photographer on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” where I continue to document a legendary line – up of visiting musicians for Elvis Costello and Yo Yo Ma to a then obscure band named Coldplay.