Hi there!Thanks for visiting my site! I'm Francois, and I'm addicted to photography! This website (and this page) is still a work in progress, and ever changing, so please check back often for more galleries, and a more complete Portfolio... If you would like to work with me, have a particular photo in mind you wish for someone like me to capture, or just like what you see, please feel free to let me know! I would love to hear from you, and will personally reply to your messages. No robots here. a little bit about me I was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. I'm the middle child of three boys, and looking back, I think between the three of us we gave my parents hell....some of the time. I had a great childhood with lots of fond memories from family gatherings, boarding school, sporting events, and just being a kid! At the very innocent and ignorant (to everything outside of South Africa) age of 18 I decided to burst out of my own comfortable little bubble, and travel the world. I was determined to stay away for at least 6 months before I dare set foot back in my homeland. That was almost 15 years ago, and I have only been back a hand full of times for short visits to friends and family. One of the first things I purchased with my savings while overseas was a camera. It was a little Minolta point and shoot film camera. I took thousands of pictures (have the suitcase full of prints to prove it) and I guess this is where my love for photography started. But looking back, I had no idea what I was doing! My biggest wish is to one day revisit all those countries and exotic places, knowing what I know now! After living out of my backpack for about 8 years, I finally settled in Tasmania, Australia. I am very thankful to be blessed with two beautiful daughters.