Grant Payne, image: Dean Elliot

Grant Payne, image: Dean Elliott


Hello, mynameisgrant. I am a 25-year-old South African-based photographer/creator. Born and bred in the 031, I call Durban home but now make my bed in Cape Town. My roots in photography lie deep in the streets. Black and white, shape and shadows… I am one of those shoot-first-ask-later kinda’ guys. I don’t often look for the beauty in things… but I try look for the truth. To me, a perfect image isn’t sharpness or pixel quality… it’s capturing that moment that will never present itself again. Always hunting, always looking… you never know what you’re going to see today.

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Portrait by Dean Elliott