FASCINATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
My name is Tonderai Stephen Muunganirwa born in 1983 in Harare, Zimbabwe. I have always enjoyed getting involved in the arts from literature, music, and drama, dance, painting and drawing from a tender age. I studied Creative Art and Design at Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe.
I moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2008. I worked as a motion graphics artist at a company called Clearwater UX, not the mall for 5 years. This is where the seed for my appreciation for photography and retouching was planted. In early 2014 I joined VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS, and worked as an on air producer for MTV BASE AFRICA and MTV SOUTH AFRICA.
I love photography and feel good taking photos. I am also passionate about retouching the images it’s like giving that shoe a shine after you have added polish to the shoe (taking photos). When I have the camera in my hand I feel like I am on stage all over again in a play, every second counts. I love to capture that moment in time like the impressionist used to. My camera of choice is a Canon but would love to work on a Hasselblad one day. I primarily retouch in Adobe Photoshop CC.
I am inspired by how movies are shot and graded; I also aspire to bring that cinematic look and feel to my photos. I am also a huge fun of vintage fashion photography. I enjoy playing FIFA on PS4 because it improves my hand mind coordination so it helps with my response time when I am shooting action or sports photography. I also like reading loads of novels it helps develop my imagination. Music oooh music “if music be the food of life play on” like Shakespeare would say, music brings that’s energy it helps with the drive when the spirits are low on set and when I am retouching photographs.