Willem-Dirk du Toit's father handed him a camera at the age of twelve, beginning a lifelong passion for photography. Growing up in South Africa, he spent his holidays as a teen hitchhiking to his favorite surf spots. His desire for travel took him to London in his early twenties, and from there to a round-the-world trip to Australia. Willem runs a successful architecture photography practice in Melbourne. He is constantly checking the surf forecast and will jump in his van any chance he can to find a wave. He lives in Melbourne with his young son, Etienne.