Judd van Rensburg is a professional photographer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
After completing his schooling at the National School of the Arts, where he specialised in Photography and Sculpture, he furthered his studies by completing his National Diploma in Photography at Pretoria Technikon (now Tshwane University of Technology,) specialising in Fashion Photography.
Judd began his career in the field of Advertising Photography and after a short time, a chance meeting with a leading specialist Jewellery Photographer, led to an apprenticeship. During this time, he honed his technical skills in lighting and creative skills in styling, in a field which is widely considered to be one of the toughest areas to master.
The apprenticeship turned into a 13 year long partnership which dominated the Jewellery market and serviced clients such as Charles Greig, Shimansky, Browns, Arthur Kaplan, Jack Friedman, De Beers, Anglo Gold Ashanti, Lorraine Efune and Jenna Clifford.
After a few years of shooting jewellery and products on a daily basis, Judd felt the need to grow and began diversifying his work by returning to his original field of Fashion Photography.
He quickly became known for his editorial fashion, beauty and celebrity portraiture work and combined with his skills in stills photography, his unique set of skills became sought after in many areas that needed both, a high level of creativity and technical proficiency.
His work diversified further into the fields of Cosmetics, Decor, Interiors and Furniture. He has photographed editorial fashion, beauty, portraiture, cosmetics, stills, jewellery and covers for many magazine titles such as Marieclaire, Elle, Cosmopolitan, BusinessDay Wanted, House and Leisure, True Love, The Edit, Ogojji, Marvin, Destiny and Destiny Man.
In 2011 Judd left the partnership and opened his own large, double volume studio in Randburg, with specialised, Medium Format technical view cameras and extensive lighting equipment. Judd is well known for his meticulous attention to detail, mastery of light and creativity. His clients include Advertising Agencies, Magazines and direct clients, many of which have maintained long working relationships which span close to two decades.
Browns – The Diamond Store, Arthur Kaplan Jewellers, Lorraine Efune Jewellers, Charles Greig Jewellers, Richemont, Veronica Anderson Jewellery, Van Deijl Jewellers, Luxco Jewellery, Titan Watches, 5 FM, Y FM, Metro FM, Coca-Cola, Bakos Brothers, Coricraft, Bradlows, Monn, Lorenzi, Red Square, Edgars, Boardmans, Stuttafords, Sorbet, Kelso, Gage & Porter, Widerness Safaris, Diageo.