Born and bred in Cape Town, Mario is a self-taught photographer who gained his knowledge and experience by assisting for over 10 years. Mario has today a portfolio of works for brands and organizations such as Avon, Canon, Unilever, Tena, Narta, Pond’s, Guinness Africa, Pele Sport, Arla Kærgården, Agri meets Design, Metro Police and Elma Philanthropies.
His ability to easily connect with people from all walks of life lends an honesty to his images. His portraits have a fresh, unaffected feel, and celebrate the extra-ordinariness of his subjects, striking a balance between contemporary documentary photography and classic portraiture. Alongside his commercial work Mario is constantly busy with numerous personal photographic projects, often documenting the lives of interesting people he encounters in his everyday life.