The short version - Sacha is a visual storyteller who loves to work in hard to reach places, enjoying the challenge of harsh elements and fleeting opportunities to capture the moment. His formal education in Nature Conservation keeps him outdoors, whether it is leaning out of a helicopter, documenting wildlife or submerged under the waves, Sacha is fuelled by his passion to tell his story of the natural world using photographs.
The long version - Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Sacha studied Nature Conservation at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. His passion for the ocean motivated a career in professional bodyboarding, chasing waves and competition around the world, ultimately winning a bodyboarding world title in 2012. During his time competing, Sacha was documenting his extensive travels, honing his photographic skills and ultimately was appointed the Photographic Media Manager for the International Bodyboarding Association. Having enjoyed an accomplished career as an athlete, Sacha focused his attention to where it all began, on the Natural World and Nature Conservation. Today, he takes pride in working with the Black Bean Productions team across the African continent, creating conservation-minded films and photographic content. Sacha enjoys hosting guests across Africa, elevating their experiences with his photographic expertise and sharing his knowledge of conservation and culture.
Today I find peace and joy while immersed, camera in hand, always moving and always searching for a unique image to unfold and capture.
- “ Sacha Specker ”