Deon was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and began his professional career working as a nightlife photographer. His venture into moving pictures coincided with the rise of branded content allowing him to try his hand at multiple disciplines before ultimately falling in love with the photographic aspects of filmmaking.

One of his earliest career highlights include being awarded MTV Africa’s music video of the year for his work on Riky Rick’s “Nafukwa” in 2015.

He has since enjoyed many lasting collaborations with directors and celebrated many nominations and awards for his cinematography on a range of projects spanning commercials, music videos, experimental films, narrative and documentary.

He has recently relocated to London spurred by an insatiable appetite for developing his craft.