Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Tracks of Giants is an initiative of the WILD foundation,an epic trek from Namibia's frigid western Skeleton Coast to the eastern shores of the warmer Indian Ocean,"connecting major conservation nodes to promote a greater awareness of conservation, human community and leadership issues specifically relevant to southern Africa." This video profiles the Kaokoland/Damaraland part of the trek - an area very close to my heart, with insights from pioneering local conservationists Margaret Jacobsohn & Garth Owen-Smith, amongst others. The project is being filmed by experienced cameraman & producer Nick Chevallier.
More about the initiative on the WILD site and follow the treks progress on Facebook.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
|Himba ochre pots - an essential fashion accessory for any Himba woman, Kaokoland, Namibia. Copyright: Heat Dust and Dreams|
When it came to selecting a cover for the book, I had initially expected an image of a desert-adapted elephant to grace the front dust jacket. Struik/New Holland in-house designer Janice Evans clearly had other ideas - and an eye for a striking image! Complete with the text the image really comes into its own, as you can see below.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This awesome time-lapse footage, courtesy of Scientifantastic is enough to get anyone get on a plane. The sun never sets during summer and is always visible at this time of the year. Surreal and stunning footage.
Friday, March 18, 2011
The Himba are inventive with their decoration and ornamentation - here a man has fashioned a necklace from goats ears. More photos of this to come, largely drawn from the book I published on this area, Heat, Dust and Dreams.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
This is a short animated travel journal from French director Bastien Bubois, recently nominated for Best Animated Short film at the Academy Awards 2011. Using a number of different techniques and touching upon the music, culture and textures of Malagasy life.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
|Himba shadow, Kaokoland, Namibia. Copyright: Heat Dust and Dreams|