Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Raz grew up in the UAE. After studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Raz has recently relocated to Dubai and is now embedded in the UAE'S art scene. Working as a photographer, exhibition producer, marketing consultant and graphic designer, he now works full time with Gulf Photo Plus. He also shares his extensive photography knowledge with his students through teaching. Raz's personal and professional work is largely focused on lifestyle and documentary photography, most notably having his work featured on the online publication OkayAfrica through photojournalism assignments.
Raz's unlikely introduction to the world of photography came when he discovered the camera on his portable PlayStation console at just 11 years old. Now GPP's resident analog photography fanatic, Raz has been shooting and developing film for 4 years, gaining a wealth of experience whilst co-managing the UCT darkroom. He loves to discuss the philosophy associated with photography, just don't ask him why.