Gerhard started taking action photos in 1984 and since then his work has been widely published in all the major magazines and newspapers in South Africa.
Over 30 of these photos have been used as front covers on these magazines. Recently Gerhard got a lot of his work published abroad specially in the UK and also in Australia and New Zealand.
At the moment Gerhard specializes in swimming, soccer and rugby but also got interests in other sports seen that he has studied physical training in the early eighties. This knowledge of various sports has come to his benefit many times over the years.
At the moment he is using Nikon D4 cameras and Nikon lenses that vary from a 10.5mm up to a 600mm F4 lens. Favorite lenses used by Gerhard at the moment are his 300mm F2.8 and 600mm F4 VR Nikon Lenses.
Recent major events covered were the;
2009 ICC Champions Trophy Cricket
2009 Confederations Cup soccer
2009 IPL Cricket
2009 British Irish Lions rugby tour
2009 Fina Arena Short Course World Cup Swimming Gala
2009 Tri Nations Rugby Tournament.
2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer/Football
2011 Tri Nations Rugby Tournament
2012 IncomingEngland Rugby tour to South Africa
2012 Super Rugby Tournament
2012 Tri nations Rugby Tournament
2012 SA Senior Aquatic Championships