"MY MANTRA IS TO CHANGE THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE WORLD, BY OPENING PEOPLE UP TO NEW EXPERIENCES AND EMOTIONS, THAT AFFECT THEIR OUTLOOKS IN POSITIVE WAYS.” - JORDAN-LEE GARBUTT
From Mining towns to Alpaca farms, my life so far has taken me around the world. I grew up, in somewhat, a nomadic lifestyle. Gaining experience and insight as to how people live and perceive life. From tech tycoons, to dairy farmers and everything in-between. My upbringing in South Africa was anything but "normal".
I have always been someone with big dreams, and I could effortlessly get lost in my thoughts. I can always remember my father saying "Get your head out the clouds" as I was staring into the abyss. It was his way of brining me back to reality and instilling an attitude of hard work and you only get what you work for. When I "discovered' photography through modelling at 18. There was an undeniable feeling in my bones that I had found my true calling. Finally my "Head in the clouds" and hard work ethic could work together!
I enrolled in a photography course, got cum laude and 18 months later, I moved to Cape Town to chase my dream of being a Fashion and Advertising photographer. I started off as any "graduate" does, making coffee and sweeping the floor for people who really don't want you to be there. But I persisted, as this was just another stepping stone to a much, much larger dream...
3 years later I had assisted world re-known photographers from across the globe. The most notable being Annie Leibovitz (What an experience that was!). Soon after breaking away from assisting, Video was becoming more and more popular and the universe decided that photography was to be my stepping stone into film-making.
I got asked more and more to do it, then suddenly! I mean very very suddenly... I was following my soon to be wife to Dubai!
This desert oasis gave me a career I could only dream about in Cape Town. All the hard work on my craft finally was appreciated and before I knew it, I was working with World re-known brands (Ford, Nivea, Rimmel London. Full list below) As a work perspective, it was everything I had dreamt about... but it was not quite there.
You see, we all grow and evolve through life and what Dubai had shown me whole-heartedly is that I don't want to be in advertising or fashion. I'm not about selling stuff, its just not who I am. I was a down to earth kid, and my Soul was calling me to do other things.
So we (My wife and I) left the desert soon after the Pandemic hit. This re-calibration so to speak is a lot easier written, then the journey we went on. But that's for another time.
Which leads me to this, and why you're reading it. After this re-calibration, I started to listen more closely to my Soul, what it wanted and how out-of-tune I had become with it. I started to lead with my heart and not my head. My intuition became my guide and I left behind the parts of me that no longer served me. The more I listened, the more I leant and in this awakening I changed my entire process of how I work and live.
The work on this site comes directly from my Soul. I share my thoughts, my intuitions and the messages I receive from the cosmos. You either resonate with it or you don't. If you do, please feel free to share your thoughts, as nothing makes me happier then hearing how my work affected you.
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