About JMM

The Guts: I am a professional photographer and author who regularly contributes to a wide selection of premium adventure-, travel- and outdoor magazines, both in South Africa and abroad. Leading titles include SA 4X4 Magazine, Acumen, Full Sus, Getaway, Mountain Bike Magazine, Ride, Runners World and Wild. As a regular columnist for the Media 24 national broadsheets, my photographs and articles are also regularly published in newspapers as well as on web sites around the world.

The Glory: I’ve shot and authored numerous outdoor titles for publishers around the world and am currently working on a new Outdoor Travel Guide to southern Africa. Other titles covered trail running, mountain biking, expedition racing and South African travel, while my short stories featured in an adventure anthology. I also shoot global extreme events and expeditions, covering disciplines as diverse as Trail Running, Adventure Racing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing and Wilderness Expeditions. During the acclaimed ILLUME Red Bull Sports Photography Awards, I was honoured as a global TOP 50 finalist from a field of well over 20,000 international shooters. More recent honours include both Gold and Silver Awards in the respected SONY Profoto Awards.

The Grit: As an elected SONY Ambassador in South Africa I shoot with the Sony Alpha mirrorless system cameras. I have built up an extensive library of imagery which I supply to advertising agencies, stock libraries (I am an accredited GETTY photographer) and production houses around the globe. Under the auspices of my company, Jacques Marais Media, I also coordinate media- & marketing projects for premium adventure sport companies and their related global brands, with a current client list which covers ClikElite, Giant Bicycles, Isuzu, Chevrolet, Open Africa, TomTom and World Panel, to name but a few. In addition, I regularly cover prestige sporting events such as the Otter African Trail Run, Desert Knights MTB Tour, Nedbank Tour de Tuli, TransCape Multi-stage MTB Race, The To Hell and Back MTB Stage race, TransBaviaans MTB Challenge, the Raid International Gaspesie, Ride 4 Lions and other iconic global adventures.

In addition, I am the owner of  the www.mtbroutes.co.za, SA’s leading MTB Trails site.

For more information, check out www.jacquesmarais.co.za


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