Hi! Awesome to meet you. We are Desmond Louw and Antonia Heil.
A photo, video, and directing creative duo based in Cape Town (South Africa) and Germany. We produce stills and videos for big and small brands.


Our careers originally started in engineering and journalism before expanding into photography, videography 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.


Photography, Video, Production

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

DNA provides full-on production for still and video shoots. 
We produce stills and video at the same time or separately – whatever works best for you, the shoot, your product, and your event. Good planning is crucial and we are super planners. From locations, models, stylists, makeup, and hair to permits and catering – we can sort you out with a great team and a well-coordinated shoot. Nice to meet you.


Email us

Have a project? WhatsApp us on: +27823636968

Get In Touch

We are available worldwide – we would love 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 / Acronis / ADAC / AD Architectural Digest Germany / Adidas / Adidas Eyewear / AMCI / AMG / Appelberg Publishing / Artsy / ASICS / Audi Germany / Audi South Africa / Banauten / BBC / BETC Paris / Bicycling Magazine / Big Concerts / BikeRoutes / Blue Bulls / BMW / Boathouse Agency / Bold Cycles / Boston College / British Airways / Business Day Wanted / Cape ETC / 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 / Energade /  Ferrari / First Ascent / Fornessi / Freunde von Freunden / Future Publishing / Giant Films / GTBank Nigeria /  GQ / HABAU / Harley-Davidson / Hero Film / Honda / High Life Magazine / Huisgenoot / INTERSPORT / Iron & Air / ISUZU / ISUZU Motors South Africa / Jaguar / Juicebox / K-Way / KLS Martin / Land Rover / Levergy / Love Circus / M2G Jansen / Mace / Magai Production / Manthey-Racing / Media 24 / Mercedes-AMG / Mercedes-Benz / Mercedes-Benz Vans / MINI / MobileMediaMob / Movero / MUA / Nakedwines.com / NCAP / Nemiroff / Nissan / Ogilvy / Opel / OSK / OZY / Panorama Knife / Pedersen and Lennard / Performance Brands / Peugeot / Porsche / Porsche Klassik / Puma / Rapport / Red Bull / Robot TV / Rolling Thunder / Rolls-Royce / Rush Sports / Saint Gobain / Sako7 / Scania Legend Magazine / Schindler & Parent / Showtime Australia / Soulbath /  South African Fashion Week / Sporttotal EVENT gmbh / Standard Bank / Standard Film / Strahlwerk Deluxe / Subaru / Superunion / Swisspacer / Tatler Magazine / Techpro Safari / Tempomedia Filmproduktion GmbH / The Aleit Group / The Sunday Times Magazine / Tinie Tempah / TopCar / TopGear / TopGear South Africa / uniWines / Virgin Active / Volkswagen / Walden University / WeChat / Weekend Australian Magazine / 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, friendsoffriends, 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.

research, storytelling and playfulness are essential to our work.
Magic happens when you bring like-minded people together.
Our most recent clients range from Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Intersport, Subaru, Audi, ACRONIS,
to small startups and businesses.

There are no rules.

Get in touch.

Have an idea or a project? Pop us a message and let’s create magic.
OR call/text us on WhatsApp: +27823636968.

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