Ivan Strasburg was born and educated in South Africa. He left ion 1965 and went to London as a political exile.
He attended the London Film School in 1966 and 1967. From the late 1960’s until the mid 1980’s he worked as a free lance cameraman on numerous documentaries for British and American TV.
He moved into feature and TV drama iin the mid eighties. For the past eighteen years he has been based in Los Angeles. He has won two Baftas and had two Emmy nominations for his work.