I got this personal domain in 2001 when my daughter Enya was born. Since then, I have made many versions of this website and told my story in different ways. At the end of the day, what is important is to share my passion for the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us and doing so inspire people to re-connect with nature.
When Chris Brown, CEO of the Namibian Chamber of Environment asked me to contribute to a best practice guide for mining, I discovered a new interest : capturing the good side of mining. An amazing challenge which I extended into a personal project to feature mining activities in Namibia from big operations down to artisanal small-scale mining.
Together with a South African music composer – Kevin Leicher – animated still images create a true world of beauty and serenity.
A major turn in my life was to live my dream to travel through Africa in 1994. Four years on the road in an old landy changed my life forever.
Another dream was to build my own house in Africa. In 1998, I built our family home in Gordon's Bay near Cape Town, South Africa.
Then in 2017, the real dream came through when my new partner Lisa and I built our new home totally off grid in a game farm north of Windhoek, Namibia.
Another building project was to upgrade my faithful Ford Ranger to a camper a bit more adapted to my old age ;)
But the absolute dream will soon come through... as I finally bought a chassis-cabin 6x6 truck that I will convert to an overland expedition camper truck. The truck is still in Swaziland but I have already work hard on the concept in 3D
We are also compiling a list of the most amazing places we believe are worth visiting or re-visiting. The list is growing every months and when the list will reach 1001 places, we should be ready to go on the road again.
My images are available as fine art prints or can be licensed for publications or advertising. I am also available for assignments worldwide.
I published 2 books : In Celebration of Fynbos is a book I published with Struik and
Enya & James in the Land of Magic was part of the Kids of Nature initiative which was inspired by my two children.