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Deryck van Steenderen

Nickname: 'Deryck vS'

Creative Producer, Photographer, Filmmaker, Author

Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Cape Town South Africa

Deryck vS is a creative producer, commercial photographer, filmmaker and author now working internationally from London, United Kingdom. To view his online portfolio please go to

Contact details

M: +447444304351

Web presence

Business Address

V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001

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Lounge Lover SS13

in Commercial Photography

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Current Position(s)

Agency Producer | Production | Verse Creative
Cape Town, South Africa | 2012 - present


Sourcing, costing, securing and execution of commercial photo shoots and digital media content production for the advertising, publishing and electronic media markets.

Previous Position(s)

Lecturer | Photography | Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography
Stellenbosch, South Africa | 2008 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Lecturer in Professional Photography, Industry Orientation and Camera & Lighting Technique on a part time basis.

Educational history


Damelin College, Johannesburg, South Africa (1989)
Greenside High School, Johannesburg, South Africa (1988)


University of Cape Town (Graduate School of Business)

Cape Town, South Africa | 2010 - 2010

CIE Certificate: Small Business Development - Small Business Development

Small Business Development course at the UCT GSB CIE

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

Cape Town, South Africa | 2006 - 2006

Certificate: Turfgrass Management - Sports Facilities Turf Management

Sports Facilities Turf Management

Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

Cape Town, South Africa | 1993 - 1995

N Dip: Landscape Technology - Design

Majored in Design, Environmental Management and Project Management



Creative Asia Photography Awards | 2012

Deryck received a Bronze Award in the Creative Asia Photography Awards 2012 in the 'Commercial & Fashion' category for his Print Media Ad shot for Johnson's Fair Complexion range for Drum Magazine, South Africa.
Model Semuhle S of Topco Models, Styling by Wendy Clegg, Hair & Make-up by Kristeen Kuria.
Shot on location at Camp's Bay Beach, Cape Town, South Africa.

Academic Achievements

Top Student, Cum Laude | 2006

Graduated Cum Laude and Top Student from the CPUT Turfgrass Management course in 2006.



The Association of Photographers (AoP)

Overseas Member, 2008 - present

The Association of Photographers was first formed in 1968 as the Association of Fashion and Advertising Photographers and is one of the most prestigious professional photographers' associations in the world.

The Association's aims remain the same today as they were more than 40 years ago: to promote and protect the worth and standing of its members, to vigorously defend, educate and lobby for the interests and rights of all photographers, especially in the commercial photographic industry.

Membership is open to:
Professional Photographers, Assistants, Agents and Students.

Our members' clients include:
advertising agencies, design groups, corporate sector companies, publishing houses and music publishers.

Our members' work is:
published worldwide in magazines, newspapers, books and advertising campaigns. Many members produce work as fine art, sold and collected through traditional galleries and online.

The Association brings professional photographers together and provides a sense of community that is simply unavailable anywhere else. We promote the highest levels of achievement and we lobby for our members' interests at all levels.


Kathy Malherbe

"Deryck is a highly creative photographer with incredible attention to detail and will go to enormous lengths to ensure that the final pictures he produces are of exceptional quality. Although Deryck is highly focussed and a perfectionist he is a team player and a pleasure to work with." - 2012

Bronwen de Klerk

"Deryck rocks! He captured the essence of what I required of the pictures for my website and marketing material. He was amazing to work with - very professional with a strong creative vision." - 2012

Cristal Smith

"Deryck is a talented photographer and is constantly pushing the boundaries with his entrepreneurial spirit. He is constantly growing and developing and does everything with professionalism and integrity. An eye for design, no project he tackles lacks in aesthetic appeal. I highly recommend him." - 2009

Jackie Murray

"Deryck is great to have as part of our team in the photographic department here at the Academy. He takes initiative and comes up with solutions when we need them. He rev's up our students by injecting them with useful camera and lighting skills as well as sharing his own experiences in the field. I dig working with this guy, he's straight to the point and fun to have around." - 2012

Natasha Johnson

"Deryck is top of my list when in need of a photographer. I'm always entirely pleased with his work and it's an absolute delight working with him." - 2011

Nina Phillips

"Deryck was great to work with on our shoots for Condenast House & Garden Magazine SA, i would highly recommend him to anyone." - 2010

Misi Overturf

"Deryck has a wonderful energy about him. Shooting photography or film , he has a passion for capturing the detail. His interests stretches so much further into social media and nature (as landscape arhitect) and makes him a wonderful asset to any production." - 2012

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