Eye for seeing differently, helping others
What started out as a hobby has turned into a profession for budding local photographer Sameer Meeajane, 20, who has his eyes set on opening doors for his peers.
The former Hudson Park pupil hails from Southernwood and said he grew up with a passion for artistry.
“I started out as a model after working in retail for a while.
“I modelled with Africa Vumazonke at his company ‘Black and White Visual Media’ and for about two months I was basically running the company, managing the models and social media. Africa was a brilliant photographer.
“I picked up his camera one day and I started taking photographs and the rest is history,” he said.
Meeajane, who works as a resident photographer at News Café in Hemmingways, was recently appointed as a personal photographer and road manager for East London’s DJ Blomzit Avenue.
Blomzit said Meeajane had impressed him with his unique and eye-catching photographs.
“His pictures are different and very professional. His good work ethic is what attracted me the most to work with him,” he said.
Meeajane, who has his own photography company, S-Works Photography, said he wanted to help other aspiring photographers to find the same opportunities he had been afforded.
“The company aspires to give an opportunity to local photographers to be groomed in the craft and to make money of their own. It’s important to follow your passion.
“There are endless possibilities within the media, there is just so much you can do – there are no limits.
“I always want my photographs to be different and I always want to be different. Being different gets you much more awareness than doing what everyone else is doing, I think that’s what sets my photographs apart,” Meeajane said.
PICTURE PERFECT: Sameer Meeajane wants to help other local photographers pursue their passion