I’m a professional photographer based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. I specialise in aerial, architectural, interiors, technical, events and landscape photography, and I’m available for commissions countrywide.
Although the degree certificates hanging on my wall have words like “Science”, “Genetics” and “Microbiology” on them, I’ve always had two great passions: Photography and aeroplanes. The former started while I was still in primary school, when I dug my grandfather’s old Ricoh 35mm rangefinder camera out of the dark recesses of a storage cupboard and persuaded my parents to buy me some film. I only got my first “proper” camera, a Pentax MZ-50 35mm SLR, in 1997, while I was still in the process of earning the abovementioned certificates. My passion for all things aviation-related is a bit more difficult to trace back to its origins, but it was definitely there long before the movie “Top Gun” came out! I finally got to get behind the controls of an aircraft in 2000 when I began learning to fly light aircraft, and in 2008 I was able to combine the two when I left a rather uninspired career in science behind and began working with Anthony Allen at The Aerial Perspective, a company specialising in, amongst other things, Aerial Photography.
Although I initially was taken on as a sales rep, I soon began assisting on shoots and doing my own shooting with the second camera, and during the 5 years I was there was privileged to see and shoot a lot of very exciting and interesting people, places, machines and buildings, and to develop my areas of photographic specialty, namely aerial, architectural, interiors, events and landscape photography.
I finally decided to strike out on my own and started Quixley Photography in October 2013. If you like what you see here, I’m available immediately to do more of the same for you.