Jürgen Banda-Hansmann – Corporate Photographer
I grew up in Germany and my passion for photography started when I was a child. When I was five or six years old, my parents gave me my first camera. It started a passion for the art of seeing. From there, photography became part of my identity. In my school days, I did a lot of self-study and had the luck of meeting amazing teachers along the way.
I worked part-time as a freelance photographer for a newspaper while I studied. When my South African wife Althea and I got married in 1998, we decided to live in Cape Town.
I am a professional corporate photographer in Cape Town. My specialities are:
After I immigrated to South Africa, I worked for a few years for an international call center. In 2007, I decided to end my work as an analyst and launch Jurgen’s Photography.
I started first as a wedding photographer. Subsequently, I moved into corporate and commercial photography.
Other Passions outside of Photography
When I immigrated, to South Africa, I discovered my love for running. After I watched the Two Oceans Marathon on TV, I decided to run it the year after. It took me two years to get there but never looked back since then. Running has been a consistent part of my life since then.
These days, I run shorter distances, but might decide to go for the long-distance again in the future. Running is a good balance to my other passion for cooking and baking.
Early on, I learnt that word of mouth marketing is one of the best ways to generate business as a photographer. As a result, I joined a business network organisation called BNI in 2008. It is the world’s largest business networking and business referral organisation. The members of each chapter are part of my marketing team for my business.
You can meet me most Thursdays at my chapter in Newlands.
When I launched Jürgen’s Photography, I quickly learnt the importance of getting things done. I read the book with the same name by David Allen. A few years ago, I also became a certified trainer for Getting Things Done and am associated with GTD South Africa and offer workshops besides my work as a photographer.
Why choose Jürgen’s Photography
I started my career in photography over 30 years ago and started Jürgen’s Photography in Cape Town 12 years ago.
The standard turnaround between shoot and delivery is one working week.
I deliver images via secure online galleries through one of the world’s most renown service providers for image delivery.
Payment options include credit card and bank transfer (EFT)