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 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 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