Tim Van Der Merwe
When did it all start?
Age 10, turning our bathroom into darkroom with my Dad, and age 18 when my Mom gave me her old digital point and shoot. My family is pretty musical and creative, and at any point in time my folks will each have some or other project they’re working on. When there’s drive like that around, it rubs off on you.
What is your biggest motivation?
How can what I did today be better tomorrow? Photography is great because there’s always a new way to look at something. As with any art form.
What is your biggest goal as a photographer?
To be able to consistently create both client and personal work that is in line with my character. I would like my work to be as honest and true to me as possible. You gotta have dreams right?
I had a good friend from university who was Korean, and I wanted an adventure. Plus, they had flyers all over the university library at Stellenbosch.
One of your favorite photos?
This photo of the first time I shot for a K-Pop personality. It was a real genesis moment.