Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

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

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 stuff we collect

[words by Matthew Teller / photograph © Maciej Dakowicz, The WideAngle] On a shelf I’ve got a fragment of thin, carefully painted 2,000-year-old pottery I picked up years ago in … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

India: This is why we travel

[photographs © Steve Davey, Maciej Dakowicz, Luke Duggleby, Swiatek Wojtkowiak, Nick Garbutt, Aditya Singh, Sanjay Arora, all The WideAngle] India: a land where the bizarre, the colourful, the craziness, is … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

The painted dogs of Africa

[words Narina Exelby / photograph © Dale Morris, The WideAngle] The gentle, early evening sky was deceptive: there was no peace in the twilight. If your ears hadn’t tuned in … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to capture movement

[photograph © Jacques Marais, The WideAngle] Some of the most memorable moments from your travels probably involved one of the hardest things to capture on camera: movement. That man in … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Behind the lens: The water boys

[words and photograph © Paolo Picones, The WideAngle] This photograph was taken early on in my career as a photographer. I was in the Babuyan Islands (north of the Philippines) … Continue reading

April 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

How to travel without moving

[words by Narina Exelby / photographs © David Lemke, Ryan Pyle & Wylie Maercklein, all The WideAngle] Switching languages; remembering words. Consulting maps. Catching taxis; running late; riding buses; booking flights. … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 4 Comments

An Easter for travellers

[words Narina Exelby, photograph © Steve Davey, The WideAngle] This weekend, millions and millions of people around the world are celebrating Easter in a way that’s appropriate to their belief … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Behind the lens: The story of a little Indian girl named Bobby

[words and photographs © Mirjam Letsch, The WideAngle] When Bobby was a young girl living in Nagwa slum, she had a serious wound in her head – with maggots creeping … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

[Almost] around the world in 23 years – and in the same vehicle

[words and photographs © David Lemke, The WideAngle] When you think of the world’s greatest travellers, many names come to mind – but 75-year-old Gunther Holtorf is probably not one … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

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