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Liesl Kustermann

Freelance Product Photographer & Photo Editor

Location:Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 Skills
Liesl Kustermann

Post Net Suite #625, Private Bag X 5, Fourways North 2086,
Sandton, JHB, South Africa
Lonehill (011) 467-7727 Cell: (074) 101-2724


1997-2000 BA in Cinema, Columbia College – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Graduated *** Laude.

1996-1997 Brooks Institute of Photography, Film Department, Santa Barbara CA, USA

1987-1989 B-Tech in Design Photography, Plymouth College of Art and Design,
Devon, England. Graduated with a Merit

1983-1986 Antwerp International School- HS Diploma and International
Baccalaureate Certificates.


2008- Freelance Photography- commercial, corporate, industrial, portraiture, and private events. Area: Lonehill, Sandton, JHB, South Africa

2007-2008 “THE ALLEY Photo Art Studio”.
I owned and operated my own Photographic Art Gallery / Studio in Hermanus, Western Cape.

2006-2007 Commercials: Freelanced in film industry in Cape Town.

2004-2006 “About Town Accommodation”: My partner and I very successfully
took over, ran, managed and basically rebuilt the holiday
accommodation company in Hermanus, Western Cape.

2003- 2003 Assistant Writer for “Good Morning Miami”: Pilot Show
Wrote until Work Permit Visa was revoked. Los Angeles, CA, USA

2000-2003 Technical Assistant lighting, Camera Assistant (Freelance), assistant
Mike Mathis Production Company
Director of Photography- Paul Lyons
Shows: “Extreme Makeovers”, “Homes that made Hollywood”
“Hollywood Homes” for HGTV and “Los Angeles County Hospital”,
which was shot for Discovery Health TV. Los Angeles CA, USA

1989-2003 Past Employments
• Bruce’s Gourmet Catering for the Motion Pictures and on all studio TV shows shot on various lots, 1996-2003. Part-time while attending College at night. CA, USA

• Herff Jones Photography, 1997-1999. School portraits and School ID program for Police Departments. Part-time. CA, USA

• Columbia College Hollywood Alumni Administration Received a scholarship while working in the Alumni Association department provided I maintained an A average each quarter 1997-2000. Part-time. CA, USA

• Motor Yacht ‘Adler’, Sailing Yacht ‘Mirabella’, 1993-1996. Crewed full time as a stewardess and a private photographer to the owners. I met and photographed Fidel Castro, George Bush Sr., Levi Strauss, Carly Simon and many more celebrities and CEO’s. USA, Europe, Bahamas, Cuba.

• Princess and Norwegian cruise lines. 1992-1993. Photographer and videographer onboard and shore excursions. Documented the maiden voyage of the Regal Princess going through the Panama Canal photographically and on video. We cruised Alaska, East coast USA, Caribbean, Mexico, Venezuela, Dutch Antilles, Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

• Bright Sights Entertainment. 1990 -1991. Production Stills Photographer. Freelance. Brussels, Belgium.

• Gazette Van Antwerpen. Local sports photographer. 1989-1992. Freelance photography. Antwerp, Belgium

• Personal Projects: Traveled to South African in 1991 to photograph ANC rallies in Durban.

• Personal photo travel expeditions: Thailand traveled north trying to get into Burma (now Myanmar), also entered Vietnam the month the country opened to Americans. It was an amazing experience. Traveled to Zimbabwe in 1991 and was arrested at the Airport and questioned for 3 hrs as they were convinced I was the British Press. It was a harrowing experience so I hitchhiked out of the country 3 weeks later.