Growing up in the picturesque Western Cape of South Africa, Ian Erasmus was well-poised to learn the art of photography in stunning scenery. Since the age of 15 he has been photographing people, landscapes, animals, and just about anything else. At the age of 17 he got a part-time job photographing rugby, attending two international events, the IRB International Rugby Sevens tournements of 2007 and 2008.
In 2009 he moved to USA to study photography at Montgomery College just outside of Washington DC. During 4 years of study he began doing freelance work, including studio portraits, events, and commercial photography. His speciality is studio portraiture, but in addition he enjoys travelling and photographing natural landscapes and wildlife, not to mention rugby and other sports.
He recently began studying paleoanthropology and works as a docent at the Hall of Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. He lives in Takoma Park, MD with two cats (Ygritte and Lord Commander Mormont) and a long-suffering, highly photographed wife.