Carl believes that “art is subjective- there is no winning or losing.” If there is no finish line, happiness is not guaranteed- it is ever-evolving. “I pursue stories that interest me and express personal feelings that first and foremost give me satisfaction, before thinking of the needs of the observer. My first breakout personal series I shot in Zanzibar in 2020 was titled ‘A day is short in Africa.’ Everything started with the idea of wanting to get paid to travel, but I quickly realized that travel photography is not the easiest market to break into.” Seeing the world for what it actually is and not how it’s portrayed in the media, is what drives Carl. Right now, his main focus includes subjects like spirituality, existentialism, climate change and fringe communities. And when we ask him to dream big and say it loud, he says; “I want to direct a feature film about my home town in South Africa, Bettys Bay – but it’s a bigger dream.” How can an artist survive without a dream! Cheers to Carl!
Dream or reality?
Any advice for creatives.
How are you feeling these days?
What does the future look like when you look at today’s youth?
What does fashion mean to you?
Take us back to your childhood!
Everything is possible. Is there anything you wish for yourself?