David was born in Cape Town and still lives there. He went to school at Bishops (Diocesan College) and then to University of Cape Town where he studied English and Environmental Science. Thereafter he worked at Readers Digest in the Special Books Department on titles including the South Africa Guide to Game Reserves. He freelanced for Struik Publishers on books on Kruger and Etosha National Parks. From 1994 – 2000 he worked as assistant editor for Getaway Magazine where he wrote more than 200 features, 24 covers, and won writing and photographic awards. Since 2000 he has been freelance and has since worked for numerous other publications including Africa Geographic, Geo, National Geographic Traveller, Sunday Times and others. His photography speciality is lodges and he has written more than six books on the subject. A keen interest in teaching has led him to start leading workshops and also to run an annual lodge photography academy.
Jenni was driving Landrovers at Mombo in Botswana before she was 20 and has been a safari enthusiast ever since. At Portfolio of Places she assessed hotels and safari lodges throughout Southern Africa and developed a keen eye for standards, eventually owning a five-star guest lodge in Knysna. She helped developed Africa Geographic Travel and became Commercial Director of the same company before moving on to assist Wilderness Safaris in their creative direction. Jenni manages much of the marketing and communication for David Rogers Photographic and has a marketing consultancy business aimed at the travel trade, callled TraveSeeds: TravelSeeds.
Jon – Erik manages David’s image library and assists in web and newsletter support.