ABOUT ME

``I think, therefore I am, therefore I am photographable.`` Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

About Me

Once upon a time in a land far away lived a family called the Davies’. That far away land was called Wales. Just about everybody in Wales is called Davies. But one special bunch of Davies lived in a manor called Howard Manor. So to make themselves an even more special bunch, they called themselves the Howard-Davies. This way no-one could confuse them with any other ordinary Davies. However, I am born and raised in Africa and I reside in Durban (I live in a complex called Woodfield, but Woodfield-Davies sounds so pretentious). Howard Manor and the family riches may be long gone, but we have managed to keep the hyphen. And that is the short story of my long last name.

As someone who hates sitting still, I turned to photography as a means to earn my living. It is a means to be out and about, to be traveling, to be meeting new people and most importantly to be able to create.

Photographing people is my first photographic love whether it be your wedding or a day with your family. Photographing a wedding is about people watching. It’s about looking for moments that define your special day and all that is special about you and your family and friends.

James