Featured here are some of the great photographs Renico took while travelling the globe. On his travels Renico has enjoyed the company of supermodels and one particular shoot for the Elite Model Look Competition stands out. It involved 60 models, an island location and famous judges. These included supermodels Iman, Kim Alexis and Linda Evangelista
[Caption:] Travelling with a solid, gold-chain ‘hairpiece’ for a shoot.
When it comes to scouting talent Renico has given many a novice a helping hand, supporting their national and international exposure. ‘It gives me great joy that some of the people I’ve photographed have gone from being beauty queens to becoming successful models and actresses,’ he says.
He’s had the good fortune to work with names in the modelling business such as and Marcus Schenkenberg, Christina Storm, Mary Slater, Lee-ann Liebenberg, to name just a few.
Cape Town and the Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay are preferred locations for Renico as these offer winelands, ocean views, forests nearby and more dramatic and arid areas in the hinterland. It also happens to draw glamorous people and a youthful population, which is ideal for a model scout – particularly in December when the area booms.
One happy December Renico had the good fortune to take photographs for a local model search competition (Miss Plett). Celebrity judges were present, including the acclaimed heart surgeon Dr Christian Barnard.
Just before the event started Renico spotted a girl on the local beach with that certain something. Without any hesitation he took the young lady and entered her into the competition. As fate would have it, this last-minute entry called Jacqui, walked away with the honours. Renico took some photographs of her for the local press and magazines and has since spotted her lay-outs in African fashion magazines.
Another model he discovered first is Mary Slater. He met her at a Hard Rock Café as she was starting out and suggested she work abroad as a professional model. Renico arranged for Mary to be taken to Johannesburg-based hair stylist Frank Fowden and after a make-up session to Megan Kruger’s Network Models in Pretoria. In the wake of a successful shoot there, she found her feet as a professional model. Today she is a content mother and known worldwide for her achievements in the modelling industry.
Renico enjoys working in Cape Town and Johannesburg and anywhere else the job takes him.