Herman first started taking photos in high school after stumbling upon a camera he found hidden in a bush. After school, he went on to study film at Pretoria Technikon. During this time, his other passion - music - lured him into playing for numerous bands. The one band had an enviable year, touring the country and eventually landing a UK tour as well. It was the exposure during these music events that opened the door to stage and live event photography. His passion for this photographic discipline grew and he enrolled to study photography full-time at the National College of Photography, graduating successfully as 'Student of the Year'.

While studying Herman started off as a freelance photographer for Media24. There he found his true photographic discipline in documentary photography. He went on to win various national and international awards such as CNN African Photojournalist Of The Year, POYI (Pictures Of The Year International), Sony World Photo Awards, Media24 Photographer of the year, SAB Photographer of the year and Vodacom regional photojournalist of the year to mention a few.

His dedication, passion, diligence, talent, strong work ethic along with his sensitivity towards his surroundings and great empathy towards people is clearly visible in his photography.


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