I was raised in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg. After matriculating in 1999, I didn’t know what I wanted to study. My mother suggested that I study business management, so I applied for it at the University of the Witwatersrand. I couldn’t afford the fees, so I dropped out after my first year. I got a job at a retail store where I spent two years working as a sales assistant. During this time, I came across the Market Photo Workshop in Newtown. In 2002, I quit my job to do a photography course at the workshop. I completed the beginner’s course then went on for the intermediate one that I never completed because by then, I had developed an interest in fashion.
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