Gareth Pon

Africa's Top Instagrammer, making films & dreaming of space travel.

@garethpon is Africa's Top Instagrammer.

He believes that everyone should have at least one ridiculous dream that they believe can come true, and since he can remember, his has been to go to space. After school he maintained his dream of space travel, opted out of becoming an astronaut and chose to be a filmmaker and photographer instead.

Gareth has spent the last few years exploring and pioneering the potential of Mobile Photography and developing the South African Instagram community in a local and international context. As a result of his activity and unique approach to storytelling, he has been featured by various reputable platforms, including being named as Africa’s Top Instagrammer.

Gareth is a self-appointed Instagram evangelist who thrives on sharing knowledge and in combination with his knowledge of film, photography, community and brief dabblings in fashion and architecture, his experience serves to give a unique approach to creative innovative ideas.

Until Gareth can one day fulfills his dream of space travel, he will continue telling stories, making pixels, inspiring others, looking after his cat @pontekitty, eating cling peaches, loving the colour yellow and refusing to live a mediocre life, while keeping up the hope of one day meeting a girl who's dreams are as big as his.

To see more of what Gareth gets up to, you can stalk him at will:

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