In this episode of ISO 400, we hear from Gareth Pon, a South African filmmaker and photographer. Pon came to photography several years ago when he downloaded Instagram on a whim. Before Instagram, he never seriously took pictures, but the community he witnessed there gave him both wanderlust and the photo bug. The more he photographed, the more popular he became, and now, he has one of the largest followings on Instagram out of South Africa.
With such a large following, he founded the Instagramers South Africa community two years ago, where he has met and worked with other photographers in his home country. Pon has attracted an international audience, and as a result, he’s traveled extensively to meet other photographers, take pictures and teach workshops. He’s an avid mobile photographer, though he uses a mix of cameras.