APSSA, AV-LPSSA, DPSSA, AFIAP, AV-AFIAP, LRPS
My passion is Audio Visual, and I am proud to say that I’ve created more than 25 successful sequences to date, with 12 of them being accepted in salons with FIAP patronage.
Recognizing the need for an AV club affiliated with PSSA, I started AV Makers (formerly known as Pretoria AV Club). Through this club, I have played a significant role in organizing about 12 national/international salons with patronage, as well as a few competitions without. A highlight has been the eight international theme salons I have organized to date with the ninth one later in 2023. These events have helped raise the standard of AVs and encourage new adherents to make sequences through workshops and festivals showcasing both local and international sequences.
Over time, I have built relationships with like-minded individuals and organizations from all over the world. This has allowed me to stay up-to-date with international trends and try to keep up with developments in the field. I am especially proud of my role in bringing Howard Bagshaw, a well-known AV maker, to my country for his first visit, as well as introducing other influential overseas visitors to our AV landscape.
Though I have always been fascinated by photography, I have only been actively involved in it since the dawn of the digital era. During this time, I have been a member of various camera clubs in Pretoria, which has allowed me to develop my photography skills for use in AV. Today, I hold an APSSA in digital and an LPSSA in AV, both of which are prestigious awards from the Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA) and indicate that I have reached a high level of competence in these fields.
All in all, I am incredibly passionate about AV work and photography, and I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to develop my skills, build relationships with others in the field, and share my work with a wider audience.
Below some of Jeff’s AV Posters