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. 

 

Verrips continues to gain recognition for his distinctive style and aesthetic, with attention to detail on his images that set him apart from the rest, you can easily recognise an image shot by Verrips on any piece of work.  

 

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 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. 

Exhibitions:

 

2018 - Human Stories – Now Gallery, London, UK 

2021 - 1854 International Photography Award Group show - Seen Fifteen Gallery, London, Uk

Portrait by Kristen-Lee Moolman