Lianne Ashton is a photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is also the the author and photographer of the blog 'Africa far and wide; a visual journey into the Africa she knows.' It features African Social Documentaries and Travel articles inspired by her experiences, her love of exploring and living in Africa and an appreciation for diversity.

Farm Documentary; Dust, cows, hooves and blood sucking ticks!

I woke early this morning in search of some farm action. I was hoping for a frosty morning; blades of grass brittle and white, pockets of mist bellowing from the … Continue reading Farm Documentary; Dust, cows, hooves and blood sucking ticks!

Belo sur mer; the beginnings of Malagasy Schooners

If you think sailing ships are a thing of the past, a romantic chapter in our history when the likes of Portuguese explorers set off into the horizon on sailing … Continue reading Belo sur mer; the beginnings of Malagasy Schooners

Belo sur mer; where the sail ships come home

It’s been a year almost since we were in Belo sur mer,winding down in a beautiful setting after a week of solid road tripping. Belo-sur-mer reminded me a lot of … Continue reading Belo sur mer; where the sail ships come home

Madagascar: Lagoon life at Belo-sur-mer

The trouble with a road trip is that it’s a taster or an overview of an area. I like to stop at some point, if possible. Hang around a bit, … Continue reading Madagascar: Lagoon life at Belo-sur-mer

Farm Documentary: Fire and Smoke

It seems everything is on fire. The autumn leaves are alight with colour, a golden dust cloud hovers above the farm roads and the farmers are burning fire breaks in … Continue reading Farm Documentary: Fire and Smoke

Farm photography: Flying green mealies!

I woke up early this morning to capture ‘Green Mealies’ (maize) being harvested and loaded onto trucks, bound for the Durban market! Green mielies are a firm favourite for South … Continue reading Farm photography: Flying green mealies!