Name’s Scotch Macaskill (it’s a nickname – real name Andrew), the photographer and publisher of Afrifocus.com. I live in Curry’s Post, a rural hamlet about 130 km from the city of Durban, South Africa.
Although I originally studied law at UKZN Pietermaritzburg, a few years of practice as an attorney (solicitor) convinced me that law was not for me – too confrontational – so I bailed out and opted for photojournalism.
Then more study, this time a three-year Photography Diploma at Natal Technikon in Durban.
I subsequently worked on newspapers and magazines in South Africa and Australia as a photographer and sub-editor, then tried my hand as a commercial photographer before working for about 10 years as communications manager for a safari clothing company.
My interest in wildlife and wildlife photography has developed in tandem with travels to some of Africa’s great parks and nature reserves.
I am not a professional wildlife photographer in the sense that I do this full-time; it's rather a love of the outdoors and a passion for photography that motivates me. But too many career changes and lack of planning mean retirement will never be an option. Selling stock photos is thus a necessity rather than a hobby.
My full contact details are:
Physical Address: 61 Curry's Post Road,
Howick, 3290, KZN, South Africa
Postal Address: P.O.Box 6026
Howick/Fairways on Main, 3290, KZN, South Africa
Tel: +27 82 579 2329
Email: scotch196(normal symbol here)gmail.com