Zelda is proudly South African and was born in 1976, the most violent year in apartheid history. She matriculated from the National School of the Arts in 1995 just after apartheid ended, which have considerably impacted her views on life and in particular her interest in Human Rights issues.
She abhors slavery and limitations (real or imagined).
This lead her to always having photography as part of her life through which she was able to document life itself and therefore shaping her spirit. She is passionate about people and their stories, especially the ones who push themselves whether it is to get out of bed or climb a mountain and who will not stand still or back down.
In addition, Zelda studied Fashion Design and won numerous awards as a student, which included “First Ever Student Leader”. She has worked as Props Mistress and Scriptwriter for a national, daily children’s television program and was Art Director and Production Manager for a boutique Advertising Agency.
Early 2015 she was chosen as one of ten female photographers from around the world to travel to a race leg on the Volvo Ocean Race.
Team SCA in conjunction with Getty Images hosted these unique apprenticeships which saw her work closely with Getty Staff photographer Xaume Olleros and Team SCA team photographer Rick Tomlinson on the Auckland stopover.
When she is not taking pictures, she sings and is teaching herself to play the guitar as well as being enrolled part-time as a student to complete her LLB (Law) degree.