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Nic Manshon

Hi, I’m Nic Manshon.
Creativity, for me, started back when I was drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and entering Mother’s Day competitions for KTV. I always loved art as a kid and did it as a subject throughout my schooling career. 
If I were to be totally honest, I never saw a career in creativity in high school, even though art was my highest marked subject. 
Hence, I went to study personal training straight after high school and thereafter worked for Virgin Active for a while. Soon enough I realized that it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, I believe nothing is lost with learning.
After having these feelings to change my career, I started exploring creativity again. That was a good choice!
The journey started out at CPUT, studying industrial design and serving at a local church, heading up the media department. After that, I got a scholarship for digital filmmaking at SAE. I never received a scholarship before so I was super stoked to do the course, not realizing what the future may hold.
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Zachariah Schrueder


Hitting your thirties in Cape Town is a scary yet magical experience, new city ,new friends. You go through so many changes, your interests and activities evolve. Its beauty captivated me from the start, WorldCUP 2010, my trusty camera-phone in hand, snapping pictures of everything colourful.

The vibe that Cape Town brings does something to you. But then the party dies down, you realise there's more to this place, you start to focus on the finer details, well at least I did, I knew I had an interest in photography, got hold of my sister's Canon 350D and lost all control. I was taking pictures of everything, mainly her rabbit @rabbi_eden, yea the rabbit has an Instagram profile. Spent many days at the @Leafapparel studios watching them focus on detail. I wanted to capture what they were putting so much energy into, playing with weird and unconventional angles but there's only so much you can capture on the little Canon. I decided to kick this new obsession into overdrive; by some series of miracles I ended up with a monster Canon 5D. I started taking photos everyday, of anyone that wanted to.

A good friend asked me to take pictures for her blog at the SAMFW, I felt like I was thrown into the deep end, with all these long lenses and giant stabilizing tripods and stuff. It was an experience to say the least. Eventually everyone was surprisingly friendly and helpful when they realised It was my first time in the pit, but that's Cape Town for you, a mixing bowl of friendly people. Everyone around me wanted me to better myself,I watched my photos change. My "style" started to show a little more; when people start paying you for pictures you tend to pay a lot more attention to detail, you try to make every click worthy. My friends in the industry taught me everything I know. I'm grateful for that. 

I am Zachariah Schrueder, a keen-eyed fashion photographer.

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