© 2020 Desmond Louw & Antonia Heil
dna photographers / Cape Town, South Africa / Berlin, Germany
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about us

DNA [founded by Desmond Louw and Antonia Heil] is a multidisciplinary creative photographer/producer duo currently based in Cape Town (South Africa) and Berlin (Germany).

Our careers originally started in engineering and journalism before expanding into photography and producing, where we discovered our niche in car, commercial and people based photography. DNA was established in 2009 and has been a successful company, actively contributing to the creative industry in South Africa and Germany ever since.

NEVER NOT WOR{KING}

DNA shoots:

  • advertising campaigns 
  • TVC (TV commercials) stills & behind the scenes
  • editorials & advertorials for car, motorcycle, bicycle and travel magazines
  • international and local car launches and driving experiences
  • press launches and press kits
  • events and concerts (incl. live retouching) 
  • portraits of people (and their spaces) for print and online magazines (interior, lifestyle, interview etc.)
  • architecture
  • weddings
  • and much more.

DNA provides full-on production for still shoots.

THERE ARE NO RULES

Professionalism, research, storytelling and playfulness are essential to our work. Magic happens when you bring like-minded people together.

Follow us on Instagram {Desmond / Antonia} and Facebook to stay up to date.

We are available worldwide – just pop us an email, call or WhatsApp us +27 71 495 1103 – we would like to ‘shoot you’ wherever you are.

Feel free to contact us: a@dnaphotographers.com

P.S. We speak English, German and Afrikaans

Clients include

AASA / Absolut Vodka SA / ADAC / AD Architectural Digest Germany / Adidas / Adidas Eyewear / AMCI / Appelberg Publishing / Artsy / ASICS South Africa / Audi Germany / Audi South Africa / BBC / BETC Paris / Bicycling Magazine / Big Concerts / BikeRoutes / Blue Bulls / BMW / Bold Cycles / Boston College / British Airways / Business Day Wanted / Cathay Dragon / Cathay Pacific / Cape Union Mart / Cedar Communications / Cedar Hong Kong / Channel 4 / Chevrolet / City of Cape Town / Condé Nast / Crossley & Webb / Discovery / DriveOut / ELLE Decoration South Africa / Ferrari / First Ascent / Fornessi / Freunde von Freunden / Giant Films / GTBank Nigeria /  GQ / Harley-Davidson / Hero Film / Honda / High Life Magazine / Huisgenoot / Iron & Air / ISUZU / ISUZU Motors South Africa / Jaguar / Juicebox / K-Way / KLS Martin / Land Rover / Love Circus / Mace / Magai Production / Media 24 / Mercedes-Benz / MINI / MobileMediaMob / MUA / Nakedwines.com / NCAP / Nemiroff / Nissan / Opel / OZY / Panorama Knife / Pedersen and Lennard / Performance Brands / Peugeot / Porsche / Puma / Rapport / Red Bull / Robot TV / Rolling Thunder / Rolls-Royce / Rush Sports / Sako7 / Scania Legend Magazine / Schindler & Parent / Showtime Australia / South African Fashion Week / Sporttotal EVENT gmbh / Standard Bank / Standard Film / Subaru / Superunion / Tatler Magazine / Techpro Safari / Tempomedia Filmproduktion GmbH / The Aleit Group / Tinie Tempah / TopCar / TopGear / TopGear South Africa / uniWines / Virgin Active / Volkswagen / Walden University / WeChat / WegRy / WMW / Woolworths / YOU

Our work has been featured in BBC TopGear, Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery, Zeit Magazin, Red Bull Bulletin, AD Architectural Digest Germany, ADAC Reisemagazin, Bicycling Magazine, British Airways’ inflight magazine High Life Magazine, Tatler Magazine, TopGear South Africa, TopCar, Iron and Air, ELLE Decoration, Visi, Glowbus, Glamour, Fairlady, Miss Moss, Blog Buzzter, CapeTownMagazine, Seasons, Get it, 10and5, mblife, Freunde von Freunden, Rapport, Fahrkult, Digital Photography, Brigitte, Herb Lester, RetutPro, Wedding Album Magazine, The Pretty Blog, Style Me Pretty, Eye Scream, Vitra, Huisgenoot, BusinessDay Wanted, NdaniTV, Ozy, Sawubona Magazine and several other print and online publications.

Awards: Motoring photographer of the year 2014 {South African Guild of Motoring Journalists}

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