James Puttick

April 11, 2018 IN Ambassadors

James has a been a close friend of ours since day one.

On paper, James is an academic. In reality, he’s an outright creative with a deep connection to the outdoors and the environment. He has a Masters in Conservation Biology at UCT and is part of the Plant Conservation Unit at UCT, researching the effects of climate change across South Africa. He’s also been a ranger in The Kruger National Park and the Umfolozi Game Reserve. He’s crazy about the outdoors and enjoys solo missions in nature – like 2000km unassisted paddles from the source of the Orange River in Lesotho to the coast at Alexander Bay, Namibia, as part of the Mega-Transect documenting the health of the river.


Image: James Puttick

It was during his years in The Kruger National Park that his passion for photography was born. Armed with an old film camera passed on by his Dad, James discovered a love for the slow, methodical, considered art of film photography. He became obsessed with photographing changing landscapes and the people living within them.

James is an honest, down to earth guy with undisputed, genuine talent. We love his sense of adventure and admire the passion he has for his craft. We are so proud to be associated with him, and look forward to working on many, many exciting projects together.


Image: James Puttick


Image: James Puttick

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