Eric Genzken, the son of a German father and a South African mother, grew up on a farm near Port Alfred on the East Cape Coast of South Africa. He spent his youth in South Africa and Germany.

As a young skateboarder, Eric began taking photographs of his crew at an early age. After leaving school, Eric’s path was clearly to be in the world of photography. He qualified as a photo designer and some instructive years as a photo and camera assistant, working with renowned people and car photographers followed.

However his pursuit of authentic people and emotions in his pictures has remained. This aim is evident in images and contracts which Eric has been involved in, all over the world.