Tresor – Portrait of a Musician

I met Tresor for the first time whilst photographing one of Durban’s hot new music talents, Holly. Tresor came to help out and I was struck by the amazing light that he carries. Hard to describe unless you have met him but he just has a warm glow about him. Tresor meaning treasure in french is from the Congo and came to South Africa in 2007 not knowing how to speak a word of English. In just four years he has not only learnt to speak English fluently but he now writes songs and sings in English. He is currently recording his new album and hopes it will be released by the end of the year. His music could be described as alternative soul and it reminds me of Coldplay or One Republic. When we did this shoot I was aiming for one image which summed him up … a talented man moving from the unknown bathed in light ….. here’s 3.

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Huge thanks to Tyrone Bradley and Natasha Schoeman for assisting and particular to Ty for always helping me learn more about lighting!!!


  1. rebecca on October 10, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Totally amazing Jax! x

  2. Lady James & Adrian on October 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Tres, once again you pulled it off. Its amazing to see you move from strength to strength. Stunning portraits. Well done Jax.

  3. Andrew McGibbon on October 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Really nice!!

  4. Erin on October 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Yowzers Jacki.
    Love it.

  5. Taylorbarnesphotography on October 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    FANTASTIC Images Jacki! Your work is inspiring. Love that first image, the profile, the light, the bokeh, the warmth, it’s stunning.

  6. nastassja harvey on October 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    gosh i lovelovelovelove these images!

  7. Sam on October 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Those are wicked!

  8. samantha maber on October 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm


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