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Brief Bio of Scotch Macaskill

Name's Scotch Macaskill (it’s a nickname - real name Andrew) and I live in Curry’s Post, a rural hamlet in the Natal Midlands, about 130km from the city of Durban, South Africa.

Scotch Macaskill

Although I originally studied law at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, a few years of practice as an attorney convinced me that law was not for me - too confrontational - so I bailed out and opted for photojournalism. More study, this time a three-year Photography Diploma at Natal Technikon (now Durban Institute of Technology).

Newspapers and Magazines
I subsequently worked on newspapers and magazines in South Africa and Australia as a photographer and sub-editor, tried my hand as a commercial photographer, and published a monthly newsletter, SA Newslink, for South Africans living abroad (soon scuttled by the Internet).

Next I spent about 10 years working in communications/customer-liaison/ for a small company (now known as Dirt Road Traders) that manufactures safari and outdoor clothing and hand-crafted canvas and leather safari luggage

My interest in wildlife and wildlife photography has developed in tandem with travels to some of southern Africa’s great parks and nature reserves, thanks in main to the company I previously worked for and my good friends and wildlife mentors, Andrew Findlay and Kevin Podmore.

Most my photos have been taken in South Africa (Kruger National Park and parks of KwaZulu-Natal), Botswana (Tuli Block, Chobe, Moremi), and Zambia (Lower Zambezi).

I also have photography site offering wildlife photos for artists needing reference material - see: African Reference Photos.


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Contact Details: Scotch Macaskill, Dirt Road Traders, Currys Post Road, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Tel: +27 (0)82 578 2329. Privacy: Your privacy is guaranteed. See our Privacy Policy for more. This site accepts advertising and other forms of compensation - see Disclosure and Advertising for details. Site updated: 2020. Copyright © 2002 - 2020 Scotch Macaskill