Paddling was naturally a follow-on from my love for shooting in and around water. But the actual start of me shooting river paddling came by chance. I was asked by friends to be their second in the Dusi Canoe Marathon, and while chasing them down the river for 3 days I realised the opportunities this sport offered photographically. So naturally the following year I was covering the event with my camera, and have been ever since – that was back in 2006! Moving forward, and I now cover, or have covered, most of the river paddling races in South Africa, from the Dusi, to the Drak, Umko Marathon, Fish River Marathon, Lowveld Croc, and the Tala Challenge.