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 Lavazza, Garnier, H&M, Apple, Adidas, Levi’s, Reebok, Samsung, BMW, Volvo and Nike.
2017 - Crudama Adulcentria | Hazzard Gallery | Johannesburg, South Africa
2018 - Human Stories | Body Issue | Now Gallery| London, UK
2021 - British Journal of Photography | International Photography Award - Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, Uk
2022 - Photo Vogue Festival | Next Great Image Maker | BASE MILANO, Milan, Italy
2023 - Human Stories | A Young South Africa | My Liewe Land - Now Gallery | London, UK
2023 - Lavazza 2024 Calendar | More Than Us | BASE MILANO, Milan, Italy
Portrait by Kristen-Lee Moolman