I have to be as much diplomat as a photographer. - Alfred Eisenstaedt
Douw Vermaak is a diplomat in the South African Foreign Service. He is currently stationed in Pretoria, South Africa.
He has spent most of his career in the Middle East with diplomatic postings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Douw is married to Liana and they have a four year old daughter, Kirsten Marie. The young lady is his favorite portrait subject and features prominently in his portfolio.
Douw has vowed that he will not allow the amazing places his job takes him to, to go unrecorded.