We are joined by one of the most sought after photographers on the rise. In a period of three years he has gone on to become one of the most renowned photographers in the country, who has photographed some of the biggest celebrities in the world.
Xavier was born in Peru but moved to South Africa when he was just a teenager. After getting his Honours in economics, wanted to travel and ended up moving to Spain, where he sang in pubs. He returned to South Africa to study music before moving back to Peru to pursue his musical career. His music gained him a lot of attention in Peru, which resulted in him being on some their biggest TV shows there. He returned to South Africa to record his second album. During this time he ended up touring with Loyiso and Leanne Dlamini. After studying song writing in New York, he returned and started writing for other artists, this resulted in him landing two SAMA nominations in 2009.
The next stage of his life entailed in him writing a book, for which he had to travel back to Peru for research, and led to him also moving in an ashram. It was only after the book that he truly got into photography. He has gone to photograph many great and established artists and celebrities such as Terry Pheto, Black Coffee, late Simba Mhere, Lalla Hirayama, Somizi, iFani, Khuli Chana, Top Billing crew, Pearl Thusi and Lira among countless others.