Johannesburg-based photographer, Aart Verrips has captured the attention of the South African fashion scene, while making a global and digital impact.
Verrips continues to gain recognition for a distinctive style that merges the daring, provocative and risqué, while maintaining a commercial aesthetic, expansive creativity and attention to detail that hint at his earlier studies as a pastry chef in France.
Commenting on his decision to pursue the profession, Verrips says: “I love fashion photography because you can create a different world in one single frame, you can make the impossible seem possible’. This ideal permeated his debut solo exhibition, which spun on questions of masculine beauty, its alluring variances and our endless pursuit for perfection, which showed at Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg.
Verrips’ editorial work has been published in GQ, Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Men’s Health, Woman’s Health, Client, and Yearbook Fanzine, and many other digital and print publications.