when i think about how little i have travelled in Africa, a continent i’ve lived on for the better part of 30 years, i am actually pretty ashamed of myself. part of that can be to blame on the fact that i’m just a little bit of a lazy traveller. it’s easy to jump on a plane and book into hotels or backpackers in Europe. it’s just easy. (saving up for that flight to europe is not to easy, though). Africa is hard, in more ways than one. you need to have a pinch of the adventurer in you to deal with the interesting modes of transport and long drives, or dodgy bus trips, to get where you want to go. but once you’re there… man, is it worth it.
it is possible that i haven’t left the apartment in two days, and it is also possible that i’m still wearing my pajamas at 1pm. so looking at these incredible photos by Nicola Odemann made me feel bad about all that, of course, but they also filled me with a desire to go climb a mountain. so i might just do that, but in the meantime i will be dreaming about the alps and snowy peaks and golden forests.
janine is a photographer & stylist from cape town whose blog jardino i’ve been following… basically since i started blogging. her latest photographs from a recent trip to italy have been making me mind numbingly jealous, not just because i really want to go back there – but also because of her great eye for colour and detail.
when i first saw joey lawrence‘s photography of holy men, tribes and people in ethiopia, india & indonesia, i thought that he must be a veteran photographer… possibly over 40, probably more like over 50 – with years of experience and travelling under his belt. turns out he was born in 1987 (which makes him 4 years younger than me) . wow. his portfolio includes impressive commercial projects for the advertising & music industries, but his personal photography is what really caught my eye. go check out his website for more photos as well as his blog for interesting travel stories & videos.
nich hance‘s photos are niiiice