Sometimes it’s hard not to be consumed by all the bad stuff happening here. The politics, the recent spate of brutal farm murders, the xenophobia, the racism, the tax laws…there’s plenty to make one want to pack up and head to another country or place. Many do, understandably. […]
Africa far and wide
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.
What is ‘success?’ Our ideas of success are all different, as are our ‘starting points.’
I think kids are especially good at living in the moment, though usually unaware of what a truly spectacular moment it is! I’m glad I’ve got my camera for this reason!
Though St Mary’s Seminary is near a busy Ixopo road, no-one would think that a little inconspicuous dirt road that juts off and that climbs a steep hill, would take you to a place so grand and captivating as this.
The farm life is coming back to me. That or in my previous life I was either a fierce Zulu herdsman that at the sight of me, cows would run in terror or maybe a rugged Scottish warrior, charging the enemy like a wild and possessed animal! Hell, […]
Sometimes we go to a game park and see ‘nothing.’ Just the old elephant bull and his eyes that seem to penetrate our dark souls, reading us like we’re a page in his book, drama unfolding. Or the rhinos in mid charge, in a cloud of red dust […]
We all arrive somewhere ‘new’ with big ideas and we imagine what life will be like. It’s not surprising that the path is never straight and it challenges us to change some of our ideas, adapt or simply to ‘hold on tight’ while we bump along the way!
Where have I not been in South Africa? That was the question I asked myself when deciding on a route for our next road trip.
Photographs taken in central Mozambique by Lianne Ashton