Testimonials & Accreditation

Steve McCurrach/AIRSERV most proudly presents the following accreditations:

Professional Photographer’s Accreditation

PPSA Accreditation
Steve/AIRSERV is a member of the Professional Photographers of S.A. – Membership No.L128
and where “The PPSA represents the interest of the profession in general, by promoting high ethical standards and better service to the public, continuously updating the practical knowledge and understanding of its members through workshops, and stimulating public awareness of the benefits of using the services of professional photographers.
The PPSA acts as an examining body within the industry. It publishes an annual register of qualified members, together with allied occupations, that meet PPSA standards.
This register is circulated to users and buyers of photography throughout Southern Africa”.
For further detail, visit the PPSA Web at http://www.ianfleming.co.za/PPSA/contact.htm

AMO/Africanpics accreditation.
AMO work primarily with professional photographers and where contributing photographers submit to a stringent selection board for admission. Africanpictures.net is a professional marketplace which sells publication rights to pictures and photo features produced by African photographers and delivers the required pictures anywhere in the world.

“Perhaps the biggest challenge to African photography is access. Africa has a wealth of talented professional photographers, equal to the challenge of providing a cover shot for Geo, The New York Times or Condé Nast. Access is also a challenge to publications and picture buyers outside Africa (and even within Africa) who are wanting pictures from Africa. africanpictures.net enables picture buyers and photographers to access one another, so that African photographers can tell Africa’s story on the international stage.” http://www.africanpictures.net/home.php

Client Testimonials

WBHO – JSE Listed contractor – La Mercy Airport http://www.wbho.co.za/
Steve has been taking aerial images of the new King Shaka International Airport development for us since the pre-commencement of works on site in August 2007. The monthly challenge that we set Steve was to capture professional aerial images, of the transition of the 2.06 hectares site as works turned the vacant site into a bustling hive of construction activity. Over the last year, Steve has met this challenge in delivering a monthly batch of extremely high quality aerial images on time and in accordance with our expectations. He has overcome a constantly changing landscape of tricky angles and awkward subjects to produce a suite of informative and impressive aerial images.

Steve is always enthusiastic and willing to fit into our extremely tight monthly timescale, where we battle against the odds, in trying to capitalise on clear, windless conditions; all in order to deliver a photo shoot which meets our needs. An accomplishment that Steve can be proud of as a professional photographer.

We appreciate Steve’s enthusiasm, commitment and expertise in his field of work and have no hesitation in promoting his skilled services to take up other similar challenges.

Capensis Management – eThekwini Heart Hospital
From Alba Zondi, PA to Keith Bonsall CEO Capenses:
It is so nice to do business with you.

Sanyati – JSE Listed property developer http://www.sanyati.co.za/index.htm

Council for Geosciences – a South African parastatal, The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is one of the National Science Councils of South Africa and is the legal successor of the Geological Survey of South Africa – see http://www.geoscience.org.za/
From Goodman Chiliza – Team leader, field geology:
I am so impressed with your work, I am currently working with your data, to compile the end of year technical research report and it is very comprehensive results you’ve got for us Steve. Once again thank you for doing work with us. I am intending to fly again sometime in April or early May.

Ports & Ships – Africa’s most trafficked Internet portal to the shipping industry.

We express our appreciation for the highly professional and friendly manner in which you always respond to our requests for photographs of ships in Durban harbour, usually ‘out of the blue’ and often urgent. Even at weekends when you have been camping among the trees and mountains of the Midlands you have never failed to understand the urgency of publishing and we have never been kept waiting – this is admittedly with thanks to modern technology, but also to your helpful and professional nature and attitude. It is only right therefore that we acknowledge this with appreciation.

Peer Review

There can be no more qualified critic of one’s work, than your professional peers. AIRSERV very proudly quotes here 3 peer reviews, all are from highly acclaimed S.A. photographers and which were initially presented as motivations for AIRSERV’s professional admission to the industry.

From Anthony Allen
I have known Steve McCurrach for many years and in recent years I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Steve on a handful of aerial photographic sorties, as well as one or two on the ground.

His unlimited enthusiasm, sound knowledge of his subjects and his creative eye, coupled with his passion for flight make him an obvious choice for furthering our business contacts and service suppliers. I have no hesitation in recommending Steve, a very capable pilot/photographer.

He is my No 1 choice for work that we are not able to complete in his native area.

From John Hone
I have seen some of Steve McCurrach’s aerial photography work and it is clear that he has an eye for both composition and interesting subject matter. If he pursues this photographic direction he will do very well, I am certain.

From Stephen Pryke
I’ve worked with Steve McCurrach and seen his aerial and landscape work. If you are looking for someone with promise and potential, I think he is worthy of your consideration. He understands the needs of his market and is able to produce the kind of high quality image that I would personally be happy to present. In addition, I’m impressed with his understanding of both the camera and of photography.