Short and to the point - I am a photographer who loves to work in hard to reach places. Challenged by the elements and fleeting opportunities to get the shot, leaning out of a chopper, chasing wildlife poachers thru the bush or submerged under the waves I am fuelled by my passion.
The long version - I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After studying Nature Conservation at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) I decided to steer down a path of passion and pursue a career in professional bodyboarding, chasing waves and competition around the world.
In late 2007 I was intrigued by the idea of capturing the experiences I was so lucky to enjoy on my travels. I needed a water housing and camera. From there my interests shifted from riding waves to photographing them. With a worry free outlook on life, I spent most of my 20’s circling the globe, while competing took the opportunity to hone my photographic skills, as I was appointed the Photographic Media Manager for the International Bodyboarding Association (IBA). Spending endless hours in the water, while documenting action water-sports at its highest level, my focus was drawn toward the intricate and ever morphing shape, colour, texture and incredible detail the oceans waves had to offer.
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 ”