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I create. I capture moments. In photographs, as well as in words. As a photojournalist, I use tools – a camera and a computer – in order to freeze-frame short-lived instants in time. To make sure they are remembered long after the passing of the actual moment. There’s duality, a shit-load of it, in fact, as the image I capture utterly depends on where I point my camera. And the words I write depend on my mood, my state of mind, my rapport with my subject, my agony and my ecstasy. But I’m more craftsman than artist, and busting my gut goes hand in hand with that occasional flash of blinding insight.

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The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 15 September Part 2

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The desert world, reflected in a single dew drop… That’s the beauty of this arid land through which the Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition  Expedition has wended its way for the past two weeks. Sure, it’s been about the adventure, and about testing yourself and the  Grand Trek tyres against an unforgiving and [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 15 September

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It’s a final goodbye to real-time wilderness  as we decamp from the Save the Rhino Trust  camp site in the  Doro Nawas conservancy. More than 30 elephants wandered through camp yesterday morning, and it is with a sense of sadness that we follow Peter van Kets   as he cranks onto the final two stages of [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 14 September

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It seems slightly surreal, but we are into Day 11  of our Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition. We’ve left the wilderness tracks of the Doro Nawas Conservancy behind, with man-on-a-mission Peter Van Kets bombing along the coastal plains on his Giant Bicycles Anthem at warp speed. A route change has seen him [...]

The Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge Expedition – 12 September

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Our Dunlop Tyres SA Beyond The Desert Edge  Expedition navigates its way soutwards via the excessive Torra  shock-rock landscape so typical of the Damaraland  region. This is a land where mankind becomes a miniscule speck against the vast desert backdrop, and where tyres are extremely nervous. And I have to admit that we had a [...]

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