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Author and Photographer of Africa far and wide

I started the photographic blog Africa far and wide in 2012 when living in central Mozambique. It features African Social Documentaries and Travel articles inspired by my experiences, the interesting African people I meet and my love of exploring and living in Africa…

Africa far and wide is the visual journey into the Africa I know – a diverse continent; gritty, strikingly beautiful and raw.

“Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one. To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just ‘home’.”  – Beryl Markham

Malagasy woman

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Alles des Baobabs

” Instead of separation and division, all distinctions make for a rich diversity to be celebrated for the sake of the unity that underlies them. We are different so that we can know our need of one another.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu


“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway


“All my life I’ve always come back to one thing, my need to feel free and the need to feel the breeze, the ride provides a freedom this gypsy needs, where every road is another blessed memory, a new experience to carry inside my journey, a sense of belonging to a familiar tribe, a brotherhood that goes beyond a bloodline.” – Jess “Chief” Brynjulson

Walk to work