This work, it’s ignited by a fierce hope of a better future for all, a determined love that surpasses the status quo and a definite defiance – stoked by a sure purpose and continuous persistence.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS:
I am a self-confessed coffee snob, have a messy affair with charcoal in my studio. My ideal place to eat will have no menu, a good book is my weakness and I can spend hours hiking and photographing nature.
I get unseemly pleasure from walking barefoot, a warm fire and connecting with like-minded people.
As a photographer
I have been a photographer for most of my adult life. Starting off way back in 2004 with my first certificate course in photography, I have moved on to also get a degree in Motion Picture Arts, Majoring in Cinematography at AFDA in Johannesburg in 2012.
For the last 10 years I have worked as a Photographic Wildlife guide throughout Africa. This has offered me tremendous opportunities to work with both people and Wildlife across Africa.
Since 2018 I have gradually steered my interests to Documentary Photography, focusing specifically on Injustice and Inequality.
To me, photography is having a love affair with life. You intimately engage and share. You are asked to be both vulnerable and brave and to build a trusting relationship which results in lasting memories and life changing moments.
I’m in the business of creating art; telling your story through portraits with a cinematic and stylized flair. Based in SOUTH AFRICA and traveling anywhere.
Margueriet is a qualified nature guide, chef and film maker. She started her career in the culinary world, establishing a bistro in Melville, Johannesburg before opening her own award-winning restaurant Ruby’s. Whilst operating this she was a nominee of the highly acclaimed businesswoman of the year award.
But her passion for nature and Africa’s wildlife made her walk away from the business industry as she pursued a career as a nature guide. Since qualifying herself as a FGASA accredited guide, she has worked at some world-renowned Private Game reserves amongst them SABI SABI Private Game Reserve, The Thornybush Collection and Zimanga Private Game Reserve.
After nearly 15 years in the guiding industry she has now turned her focus towards the sustainable management and the plight of Africa’s natural resources. Having always been a lover of stories, it only seemed fitting to her to raise awareness about the current world issues through storytelling.
“Working as a photographer and photojournalist affords me the opportunity to capture and document current world issues, many that are close to my heart and share them unapologetically with all the people in the world.”
“My hope is that my pictures convey a sense of connectedness, a oneness that transcends the boundaries and the imaginary lines we have drawn to set up a divide between us and nature.”
Creating magic one photoshoot at a time Jones & Co Studio
If I am not on some back road somewhere in search of a good story, I’m at my studio in the heart of Hermanus. It is the most beautiful quint space with a mix of industrially flare and old charm warmth. With exceptional coffee and a sweet treat at hand, we get work done.
CAPTURE YOUR UNIQUE COMFORTABLY
What an amazing experience. Margueriet made me feel like a super model from the word go. She has such an easy going manner that really made me feel at ease in front of the camera. Can't wait for our next session together.