About & Clients

About me and my Clients


Dylan Swart, a Johannesburg based photographer who combines an appreciation and understanding for both the commercial and editorial side of photography within the pages of magazines. Editorial has been good to Dylan, evident in his work which regularly appears in some of South Africa’s most paged through and read magazines, such as Your Family and Essentials Magazine.

For Dylan, food isn't just about eating. The natural beauty, simplicity, quirkiness, shape and form of simple ingredients are characteristics that attracted him to the specialized art of food photography. A natural eye, appreciation for natural lighting, fresh approach and sophisticated, yet uncomplicated approach to food, has allowed Dylan to regularly capture images for one of the country’s top food magazines – Food & Home Entertaining.

Lifestyle and commercial imagery also grabs Dylan’s attention which offers a contrast to food photography. “I love to break away from retouching, lighting and all the latest equipment. Sometimes one needs to step back and experience the type of photography that fuelled a passion for the medium. Shooting black & white imagery on one of my many film camera’s, highlights an appreciation for all the new gadgetry that one has at their fingertips these days”.

Dylan Swart

Dylan Swart


Food & Home Magazine
Woolworths Taste
DEKAT Magazine
Stuff Magazine
Garden & Home Magazine
Your Family Magazine
Woman & Home Magazine


Restaurant Mosaic
Prue Leith
Hudsons Burger Joint
Mike's Kitchen
Airport Craft Brewers
Chesa Nyama
Paul's Homemade Ice-Cream
Mount Grace Country House
Spar (Advertorial)
Lancewood (Advertorial)
Albany (Advertorial)
Fattis & Monis (Advertorial)
Enterprise Foods (Advertorial)


Awards & Achievements

Caxton Magazines Excellence Awards: Rising Star 2013
Nikon Sponsorship
Chancellor’s medal in Arts 2012 
Top Achiever Award 2010-2013 Tshwane University of Technology
Student Mentor 2010-2011 Tshwane University of Technology
Sony Profoto Awards 2009 - Silver
Sony Profoto Awards 2009 - Silver