Treated myself to a one-off fabric cover, hardback photobook with leporello binding. Book is 28×19 cm with 72 pages and contains black & white photographs from the Virunga mountains in Congo and Rwanda taken in 2014 to 2016. Have a look and flick through the pages of the Virunga photobook. Music for the video is by thegingerwhale.wordpress.com
With a loud crack the silverback suddenly stormed forward, clearing a path trough the dense green jungle. A tree trunk as thick as my arm broke with the flick of his wrist. One second before, the silverback mountain gorilla had melancholically dozed on the ground. Then suddenly something had got him into a rage. The…… Continue reading The Mountain Gorillas of the Virungas
Et voilà, my self-produced Under Way magazine shows photos from the Congo, printed on heavy 118 gsm matte paper with a semi-gloss cover. It’s already the fourth volume of the magazine. Volume I holds photos from Rwanda, volume II is about the Hebrides, and volume III about journeys to India, South Africa, and Cairo.
Joseph Conrad’s short story «An Outpost of Progress», published in 1897 at the peak of European colonial interest in Africa, takes place at the bank of a river in central Africa – likely the Congo. The two protagonists, Kayerts and Carlier, are unsuccessful Brits deployed at the outpost of the Great Civilizing Company hired to…… Continue reading Progress as Legitimation for Colonial Trade
What looks like Picasso’s rendering of a bull is actually a Chukudu. These cargo bicycles are ingeniously built from wood from eucalyptus trees and spare parts of old disused cars. They characterize the street scenes of Goma in the Congo. Chukudu bikes can transport loads of several hundred kilograms. The wooden wheels are often wrapped…… Continue reading Chukudu Cargo Bikes in the Congo
Nyiragongo is an active volcano of the Virunga mountains in the East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The crater holds Earth’s largest lava lake. The Virunga volcanoes are part of the East African Rift which is the largest seismically active rift system on Earth today.
Nyiragongo volcano overviews the jungle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There’s glowing steam rising from the crater illuminating the passing clouds at the night sky.
Nyiragongo is an active volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The crater contains the Earth’s largest lava lake. The hike to the 3’470-meter summit takes five hours with an armed rangers escort.
In a cloud of smoke and dust sits volcano Nyiragongo behind the twin towns Goma and Gisenyi at the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. It’s before dawn in the hills at Lake Kivu. On the road winding through small villages, people march in the direction of Gisenyi at the usual brisk Rwandan pace.…… Continue reading Le Petit Barrier