I am a photographer based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and available for commissions.

My passions for exploration and capturing the image have led me to photograph a very wide variety of subjects.

Here you will find a selection from some of my current photographic enthusiasms and also some interesting images from earlier in my journey.

I have worked for clients across multiple photographic genres of photography, as a photojournalist for Agence France-Presse with photographs published in major newspapers, including on the front page of the International Herald Tribune as well as in the Times of London and The Washington Post. My photographs have been published in numerous South African newspapers and news websites.

South African magazines that have commissioned photography include Leadership, Financial Mail, Woman & Home, Horizons, and Sawubona.

Corporate clients have included banks, mining houses, beverage bottlers, investment corporations, universities, and schools.

My work has also been sold on auction by Stephan Welz & Company.

A career-long interest has led me to photograph music, dance, and theatre for numerous clients and to work as a photographer at major national events including the World Corporate Games, the SAMA Awards, and the Vita Dance Umbrella in the 1990s, and at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown from the 1990s up to 2022.

Please use the Contact page to get in touch. I look forward to hearing how I can assist you in fulfilling your photographic needs.

All photographs are Copyright Harold Gess and may not be used without permission.