Ilse Moore

The renowned underwater fashion, portrait and fine art photographer.

Ilse Moore is renowned in South Africa as an underwater fashion, portrait and fine art photographer.Her underwater photography has been featured in several Hotels like the Ritz-Carlton,Arts and Culture, Lifestyle and Fine Art magazines as well as numerous fashion and culture blogs around the world.

She was a guest photographer on the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model and has been awarded several peer awards for her wedding and underwater images, including Wedding and Fine Art Photographer of the year by the Admired in Africa Awards.





Ilse began her journey of fine art photography with a Visual Arts Degree after teaching as a private art teacher for 7 years and have continued to be inspired by the world of Fine Art and continues to build a strong reputation in the genre of underwater photography. To Ilse, water is a symbolic birthing place where she can explore her creative ideas and find renewal. She has taken part in several contemporary art exhibitions including a solo exhibition where she exhibited her conceptually driven photographic work.

“To have your passion stirred up inside you, to be renewed and inspired is a driving force, an oasis, an addiction.”

In the colourful and vibrant series RECUERDOS, she collaborated with internationally acclaimed guitarist James Grace as well as dancers from Carli Spanish Dance Production. With moving visuals of the dancers underwater projected on screen during the performance and colour explosive images on exhibit, the visuals become a celebration of movement as well as the dedication, passion and beauty of the dancers themselves.