Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

Behind the lens: The memory of dust

[words by Narina Exelby] My favourite way to travel is by road. By car, motorbike, bicycle, foot, 4×4 – as long as I have the power to stop when I … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: The magic of flight

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] There is an island in the far north of Seychelles that twitters with magic. It’s a place where the sky is big and where … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Have maternity leave, will backpack

[words and photograph © Christopher Herwig / The WideAngle] Maternity leave should be a time for caring for your new bundle of joy, feeding him, changing his diapers and rocking him … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Chasing the big picture

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Eric Nathan, The WideAngle] An experienced BBC photographer once summed up the challenges faced by assignment photographers about as succinctly as I’ve ever heard … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: Baba G

[words and photograph © Ingetje Tadros / The WideAngle] I was staying in Varanasi, India, when I shot this image. One day I decided to go for a very early … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bali – island of demons

It’s been a while since our last post, but we can’t stay for a chat – we’re literally running out the door to find us some demons. Here’s why… We … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Indonesia: Jakarta, behind the lens

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Jakarta’s Sunda Kelapa harbour is the perfect place for a first introduction to the span and diversity of Indonesia, one of the world’s most exciting … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indonesia: Bali, behind the lens

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] It is not easy to get to the ancient Balinese cemetery near Trunyan village. It’s accessible only by boat and even under a bright Balinese sun, … Continue reading

December 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Behind the lens: Grahamstown in black and white

[words and photographs © Narina Exelby]  In 1998 I spent every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in the dark. Those afternoons filled me with angst, brewed anticipation and, on some days, … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Behind the lens: Lizard daze

[words and photographs © Narina Exelby] Sometimes your days don’t work out as you’d planned – and they become better for it. Last week I was staying in a very … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: The boatman’s prayer

[words and video © Mark Eveleigh] I wake in the early morning chill and, freeing my feet from the tangle of five blankets and the now tepid dead-body-clamminess of the … Continue reading

June 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: The shadowland of Marrakech

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] I’ve always been fascinated by shadows, and have often thought that they can be more interesting than the object or person they’re attached to.  … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Behind the lens: Senegal, with both hands waving

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] I was nearing the end of a hectic three-week assignment, driving a 34-year-old VW Beetle from England to The Gambia, when I shot this … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

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