Zim Cities

A little street photography to give you the feel of what it’s like to wander around Zimbabwe’s main cities. Church bells ring, street vendors yell and combi-taxi’s honk to pick up customers. The wide streets light up with bright African sunshine. Cars cue and people cross carefully, looking right and left. Some older colonial buildings show off their […]

Young Artists in Zimbabwe: Musician Keen Marshall

Despite the hardship suffered in Zimbabwe, the country is fertile breeding ground for talent. In this short blog-series, I will introduce you to the stories of some of Zim’s young talents as a platform to share their art. Keen Marshall Nhemachena (25) shows up to our appointment dressed the part. His love of jazz and soul shines […]

Zambian Portrait Series

Everywhere we go, people – almost exclusively men – have asked us to take their picture. This usually leads to an interesting moment of contact that passes cultural and language barriers. Here are some of the people we saw or spoke with while we were traveling through Zambia.     All photos by Rik Boddeus.

Cape Town: First Impressions

The first impressions on any new journey are the most exhilarating. As a symptom of this, my camera usually fills up much faster in the first few days than during the remainder of the trip. My senses are heightened by anticipation and the need to find my way in a new environment. In this case, I was also looking for […]

Top 5 Books About Zimbabwe

Because I left Zimbabwe at the age of 10, the main way for me to stay in touch with the country was through books. Throughout my teens and twenties, I read through a long list and thought I would share with you my personal favorites.   Harvest of Thorns – Shimmer Chinodya (1989) The book […]