Gareth Pon believes that everyone should have at least one ridiculous dream they believe can come true and since he can remember, his has been to go to space. Growing up, he maintained his dream of space travel and avoided it becoming a career, he opted out of becoming an astronaut and chose to be a film maker and photographer instead.
Apart from his passion for filmmaking and photography, Gareth has spent the last few years pursuing the potential of Mobile Photography and developing a network of friends and creatives all over the world. As a result of his activity and unique approach to creativity, he has been featured by various platforms including CNN, MTV, Huffington Post, DailyTekk Art.Mic, Mail & Guardian, Resource Magazine andInstagram's official blog, as well as partnering with tech giant Samsung South Africa in becoming their Official Digital Imaging Ambassador in 2015.
Gareth was named Africa's top Instagrammer of 2014 & 2015 by the African Blogger Awards and is the founder of the South African Instagramers Community, a South African Instagram community with international relationship and recognition. In combination with his knowledge of film, photography, community and brief dabbling in fashion and architecture, his experience serves to give a unique approach to creative innovative ideas. With a Bachelors of Arts in Visual Communication, Gareth offers creative consultation on maximising the use of Instagram, building communities, and expanding awareness of product and brand across digital platforms in a creative way, by using the mediums of film & photography.
Until Gareth can one day fulfil his dream of space travel, he will continue making pixels, appreciating the simple things in life, inspiring others, loving the colour yellow, enjoying delicious food and refusing to live a mediocre life, while keeping up the hope of one day meeting a girl whose dreams are as ridiculous as his.
Some clients include: Samsung Africa, Samsung South Africa, Nike Global, Skillshare, ZOE HTC Creative, NATIVE VML, Ogilvy South Africa, MercedesBenz, South African Breweries, Qatar Airways, LUX Resorts, Red Bull, MOMENT Lenses, Multichoice, Huffington Post, Cerebra, Core (Apple South Africa), Adidas South Africa, Mercedes South Africa, PUMA South Africa, South African Tourism, My Dubai, Gauteng Tourism, Grey Goose Vodka (Global), Lorraine Loots (Cape Town Artist), 5FM, DJ Fresh, Mobile Media Mob, Big Concerts, Barbour International, LIV Watches, Daniel Wellington Watches, Comedy Central, Anglo American, VEGA, iProspect, Joint Aid Management, and ABI.