About John-henry


Wedding, event & portrait photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. 10 years professional experience. BESPOKE | FINE ART | AVANT-GARDE | REPORTAGE | DESTINATION | CINEMATIC | LUXURY | STYLISH | ORIGINAL | PROFESSIONAL

Gavin Casey introduced me to the wedding industry. Before I had met Gavin, I was shooting high-profile events, professional musicians and intimate portraiture. 

If my objective was to shoot weddings to the best of my ability, then I’d start off by shooting in the most challenging environments. After being immersed into the pro photographic industry for over 10 years, involved with arts & culture for over 22 years, having shot over 150+ weddings and 500+ events, I’m left with a business that’s been on a constant inclination for years.
— John-henry
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 This guy is really so talented. I assisted Gavin for 5 years and still help out where I can. What a legend.  www.gavincasey.co.za / Gavin Casey inc.

This guy is really so talented. I assisted Gavin for 5 years and still help out where I can. What a legend.

www.gavincasey.co.za / Gavin Casey inc.

My journey with photography started 14 years ago(2003) when my Art Teacher(Spies venter) began giving our art class photography lessons.
Photography has since become my passion. I am a hard worker and when I do something I’m passionate about, I give it everything I have.

To me, photography is the ultimate form of realism. Unless you’re one of those very gifted people that’s able to replicate
and convey light and details EXACTLY the way you see it in front of you. Drawing or painting realistically is an extremely time-consuming
and inefficient task in this day and age.

My personal & commissioned art has always been as realistic as possible but I never had that ability to draw out of my head.
What I could do was draw whatever subject or object was in front of me, to near life-like precision.
The photographic medium is a much better use of time compared to sitting and drawing something for weeks.

My goal in this profession is to create timeless moments as realistically and accurate to real-life as possible. As if my art was drawn with an efficient &
advanced technology and do so in a calm, discreet, professional and realistic manner.

The majority of the images that you’ll receive will be the more candid/natural moment type shots as opposed to the conventional conveyer belt type imagery. Though I do understand the importance of these kinds of shots and do shoot according to what the client requires.
— John-henry
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The Concerned Photographer produces images in which genuine human feeling predominates over commercial cynicism or disinterested formalism.
— Magnum Photos

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