Jeremy ‘Jero’ Revett, born in ’73 in the seaside town of Simonstown, son of a naval seaman – the brine was bound to flow through my veins.
Fishing with my dad since the age of 3 & surfing since the age of 6, the sea & me are one & I fear to stray from her.
Nothing gets me more amped & feeling alive than hitting the backroads on a mission to surf, explore, fish, dive & feed my team with nature’s gifts. And I also love translating my passion for nature into unique artworks.
Married into an Italian famiglia, wife Catch, sons Fabio & Luca. The way we live, the way we travel, the way we explore – this way we would like to share with you. After successful careers in the fashion & art world, we decided to hop-off the hamster wheel & pursue a gentler lifestyle. We live in the village of Stanford, in the Overberg district, we choose a slower pace; our hearts are full. Come, let’s make memories together!
Wild Wanderer Art Journey
As a young grommet, I kept myself entertained in rock & tidal pools around False Bay. I would dive for an entire day, playing with fish & sandsharks, starfish & urchins, sticking my fingers into anemones, but the creature that grabbed my full attention was the octopus. Attention initially out of fear, but once I learnt how to handle them, it was playtime.
Today I’m still fascinated with the octopus & will disappear for hours getting lost in my childhood. My Italian connection has exposed me to the value they contribute to the kitchen, feeding friends & family! People give me gas for eating Octopus, but I take great pleasure in the hunt for them which is a skill honed over many years. They are a food source & my policy is we eat from the sea what she offers us on the day! I don’t always win! I only take what I need, give back to the ocean what I don’t use. Nothing is wasted!
One day during a dive I was thinking about the ink of the octopus. What else could I do with it instead of adding it to Risotto or making Pasta Nero? I started to think about using the ink to make images.
I ran the idea of making prints using octopus ink past my mate Prof Inggs from Michaelis School of Fine Arts. He was stoked with the idea & invited me to come & play at Michaelis which was an absolute blessing. We made screenprints using octopus ink, but the technique which I fell in love with was the ancient form of printing called Gyotaku. The Japanese Fisherman would record their catch by making an ink print on rice paper! An idea sparked!
Today, I make fishprints from the fish I catch using the ink from the octopus, which I catch. I pay homage to the octopus for giving me immense satisfaction through the hunt, the culinary experience & the creative twist!
Wildwanderer Woodcut Prints
Fallen: Wildwanderer Commissions
Print trees that have a historical / sentimental connection. If a tree has to be removed from your property, if it has been uprooted in a storm & you’d like a reminder of it, I can print a crosscut of the tree as an eternal reminder of subjects fallen.
If your time in South Africa is short, let him take you on a guided day trip or experience.
Southern Tip Trips, Seafood Forage, Build a Wood surfboard or a Michelin Star Culinary Experience.
Wild Wanderer Road Trips
Wildwanderer is owner operated, so they are very adaptable – they specialise in creating Bespoke Travel Experiences. All the trips have been designed out of passion for what he loves to do : surf, dive, fish, cook, explore.
The trips below are what he offers, elements of these trips can be combined to make your perfect trip a reality.
East Coast Surfari and Endless Summer Surf Trip.
Please contact Jeremy for more information +27 (0)82 491 8317 or send him a mail
Please visit his website https://wildwanderer.co.za/