Shortly after starting his career in sports photography in 1992, Grant followed the Springbok Rugby Team when South Africa emerged from sporting isolation and covered every Bok game in South Africa and abroad from 1993 to 1997. He was chosen by the RWC' 95 Champions, South Africa, to be the official photographer to the team at RWC '95 and served as official SARFU photographer until 2002. While Grant still continued to shoot sport, he found his passion in golf course photography in the mid-nineties and established himself as the country's most esteemed artist with a string of awards to his name and his work in almost every golfing corner of the country. His photography awards and distinctions include:


Fuji ProFoto Sport Photography awards in '93 and '94

SA Golf Digest ‘Golf Photographer of the Year’ – 2003

SA Golf Digest ‘Contribution to Golf’ – 2009

Compleat Golfer ‘Contribution to the Golf Industry’ – 2013

• Official photographer/Media support, for the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge (formerly Million Dollar Golf Challenge) for 20 consecutive years.

• Official photograher to the SA Open, Alfred Dunhill Championship, Dimension Data Pro-Am, Telkom PGA and Vodacom Origins for over a decade.

 

Grant has covered courses in USA, Canada, Thailand, Northern Ireland and South Africa since 1997. Augusta, Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, Royal County Down and Troon North, are among a host of other top destinations that feature in his portfolio. Having worked in the panoramic view formats (6x12 and 6x17), and now Medium Format Digital (PHASE ONE IQ280), he uses his intricate understanding of natural light to bring his signature style to golf course and landscape photography. Most, if not South Africa's entire body of highest-ranked golf courses use his material in promoting their resorts and establishments. Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Ernie Els have used his work in their respective design businesses. The Thailand Tourism Authority has also commissioned him to promote their golf destinations.


In 2013, his self-published tome on golf courses in South Africa, entitled Within an African Eden, scooped most of the major international art-book publishing awards, hosted in the USA.

In the face of stiff competition from thousands of excellent entries submitted by publishers, printers, museums and university presses from around the world (including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Getty Museum, Los Angeles), Grant's self-published tome walked away with these top honours (gold and platinum being outright winners in their categories). At the Creativity International Awards the opus won against submissions from 34 countries.


Gold Medal – Outstanding Book of the Year – Art & Craftsmanship. Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2013 (New York)

Gold Medal Coffee Table Books. Benjamin Franklin Awards, 2013 (New York)

Gold Medal Fine Editions. Gold Ink Awards, 2013 (Chicago)

Gold MedalBook Design. Creativity International Awards, 2013 (Louisville)

Gold MedalBest Book. Canadian Print Awards, 2013 (Toronto)

PlatinumIllustration, Photography & Typography. Creativity International Awards, 2013 (Louisville)

Award of RecognitionPrint Excellence. Print Industries of America, 2013 (Chicago)

Honourable Mention – (IPA) International Photography Awards, 2013 (Los Angeles) 

 

He claims no credit for his photography, as he believes all gifts & talents are God given.