Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

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

Words to travel by

[words and photograph by Narina Exelby]

April 24, 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

The camera that survived seven months in an African river

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] One evening last November, as night closed in over the Lugenda River in northern Mozambique, Nic van Rensburg chuckled, took a sip of his G&T … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

The beast that kills with one leap

[words and photograph Mark Eveleigh] I am on my hands and knees on the jungle floor trying to blend in with dozens of white-nosed coatis. All around me the undergrowth … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 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

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

Life lessons from a camera bag

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] 1/ You don’t need expensive equipment to create beautiful images. 2/ Choose your perspective carefully. It will influence the way you see the world. … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 7 Comments

Inspiration for Halloween

 [photographs © Boaz Rottem, Rodolphe Simeon, Steve Davey & Tito Herrera / all The WideAngle] If you’ve not yet found your costume for Halloween, there’s no need to panic. All … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

“The story has never been told”

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Narina Exelby] The spirit of commercial competition is alive and well in Africa. The proof is all around. I recently saw a little general … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

The view from our office

[words by Narina Exelby / photographs © Mark Eveleigh and Narina Exelby] The only constant in life, the old adage goes, is change. And there can be nothing more true … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Iced mangoes in the desert

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Narina Exelby] Paradise just got better. I’m sitting on the Land Cruiser roof, watching elephant and zebra jostling at a waterhole and I’ve … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

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