Aart Verrips is a Durban-raised South African based filmmaker and photographer whose work follows a particular narrative around authenticity and connecting audiences emotionally with different subject matters. Verrips is always drawn to non-traditional faces in his photographic work, with the aim of showcasing a new standard of beauty and breathing in life to both his static and motion pictures.
In a Kaleidoscope of jewel tones, Verrips' images have a crisp clean aesthetic, with a playful romanticism distilled by artful blurs, spontaneous choreography, and sculptural, printed backgrounds.
Since changing careers from studying to be a pastry chef in France, Aart has worked on some of the biggest editorials in outlets that include but not limited to - TIME, Hunger InStyle, WWD, i-D, Gay Time, Dazed, ELLE, Marie Claire. He has also worked with fashion designers such as Thebe Magugu, Rich Mnisi, Lukhanyo Mdingi and major brands such as Garnier, H&M, Apple, Adidas, Levi’s, Reebok and Nike.
2017 - Crudama Adulscentia, Hazzard Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2018 - Human Stories – Now Gallery, London, UK
2021 - British Journal of Photography - International Photography Award Single Image Award - Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, Uk
2022 - Photo Vogue Festival - Next Great Image Maker Global Open Call, BASE MILANO, Milan, Italy
Portrait by Kristen-Lee Moolman