About

Personally, I find most About Pages cliché and websites only have them as a way of adding content. So why do I have one? Because mine means something to me.

Starting with the name:

I was just a small orphan boy when Johan Phyffer and his wife Annalien came walking into the Cape town orphanage and rescued me. I was born Steven Shultz and after Johan adopted me, I took his surname, Phyffer. I have decided to name this site Phyffer, to honour him. Besides, it’s my surname.

Secondly the photos:

Back in 2011 I took a job as an IT technician at a company called Oakpics Photography. It did not take them long to shove a Canon 50D into my hands and I have not looked back since. Thanks to the support of my wonderful wife and our sacrifices for work, we had the means of travelling from South Africa to the United Kingdom and later Australia, opening the doors to explore the rest of God’s wonderful creation. Before my lens gets focused, before my drone takes to the air, before my knee touches the ground and I take the shot, my drive behind all of this is to glorify Him. Not a day goes by where I am not in awe of everything He does and what He has done for me.

Thirdly for my family:

My wife and I have two beautiful children. They give me great joy and they are my reward at the end of a hard day’s work. They give my life a purpose and a meaning.  If my photography can help us raise them then I want to use it and not have it just fade away in an abyss of old blurred shots and untimely selfies.

Last but not least:

Share in the journey and what made each shot possible, where I was, what I was doing. Each photo has a unique tale to tell and at times it was taken at the most impossible moment and place. I hope you’ll experience at least some of the excitement I did when I took it.

Thanks for visiting Phyffer. As you now can see, it’s not just a name.