Antonios offers great value, good tasting food in multiple branches accross Harare. Bad Rabbit set out to reflect the energy and vibrance of the city that Antonios operates within and the staff that drives it forward all the while emphasizing the food Antonios produces.
Bare are a handcrafted, all natural soap kitchen based on a farm just outside Harare, Zimbabwe. The mother and daughter team are inspired by nature, using plant based and ethically sourced ingredients and essential oils in their soaps and moisturizers. Bare takes great care to source high quality ingredients for their recipes, using organic and fair-trade ingredients where possible.
Our aim for this shoot was to create a library of product images for them that reflects the nature of the product and empathizes the identity of the Bare brand.
Billy's family has been rearing cattle for three generations; beef is very much a family business. After losing the farm during the land invasions of the Mugabe era, the Mitchell family worked hard to build up a name for themselves as butchers. Today, Billy's Meats is one of Zimbabwe's most respected nad preferred butchers and an example of where determination and belief can take you. One of the most endearing aspects of the brand is the family themselves. We sought to emphasize the brands resilience and wonderful humour while promoting the butchery products.
How we have enjoyed putting this edit together, for the two of you. From start to finish there was nothing but joy and love and of course a whole bunch of laughter. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Vice and thank you for the opportunity to photograph your wedding. All the best for the future!
|Venue:||Jecha Point Fishing Lodge, Chirundu, Zimbabwe|
|Hair and Makeup:||Daniela Savo and Kerryn Olivier|
|Wedding Planner:||Gill Harrison|
|DJ:||Sounds Fantastic Events|
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, they have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries in five continents. We've worked with CRS on projects in Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe ranging from from health and sanitation to youth empowerment programs to agriculture schemes. CRS is an organization that we deeply respect and are privileged to have been given the opportunity to give voice to the programs we've documented.
When Jo's Grandad died, her Granny and Mum went through his things. Amongst many bits and bobs was a Pratika film camera from the 80s. This camera was gifted to Buck and has traveled with us on every trip since. The images capture a sense of nostalgia quite unlike anything a digital camera can do. The photos are beautiful and grainy and our version of magic - a moment frozen in time, often imperfect but true.
For those looking for something different and truly documentary, get in touch with us to find out about our film photography.
You might have heard the rumbles coming from the South of Zimbabwe, the whispers of beauty, solidity and promise from travelers who have explored the dirt roads, watched the changing colors of the Chilojo cliffs and of course, have experienced Gonarezhou's namesake, its elephants in their numbers.
Gonarezhou National Park has a buzz about it. It is wild, varied, large and it's future is very exciting. On the back of a ten year partnership between the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and Frankfurt Zoological Society, the Gonarezhou Conservation Trust was formed in March last year. Operations, objectives and management of the park are lead by a board of six trustees - 3 Frankfurt Zoological Society representatives and 3 Parks and Wildlife representatives.
As a visitor to Gonarezhou, you will likely see few staff beyond the lady behind the reception or the camp attendant quietly at work. Trust us, there is an extensive team working behind the scene whose enthusiasm and dedication is evident to those lucky enough to see them at work. The HQ boasts a school, a clinic, a command centre where all security operations are run from, a base for the thriving Chilojo Club (an awesome educational program that reaches over 43 schools in the area, active every day of the week), a human-animal conflict resolution body, research, accounting and administration staff with a vibrant and creative workshop backing it all up. The team has ambitious projects on the go with the renovation of Swimuwini camp underway. Exciting and most importantly, the Trust aims to reintroduce rhino back into the park in 2019.
The rumours are true, there is a star on the rise and its name is Gonarezhou National Park. Give their page @GonarezhouConservationTrust a follow to keep up to date with the latest news and going ons.
Even the gathering storm clouds couldn't put a damper on this joyous Victoria Falls wedding!
Congrarulatios to Harry and Chelsea Tucker on a wonderful wedding day. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to capture your special day at llala Lodge in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
Imire is a family run conservation program thet works to create awareness internationally of the wildlife and poaching crisis which threatens Zimbabwe and Africa, and the obstacles faced by local communities and conservation organisations. The biggets threats to the animals protected at Imire, and regionally are poaching and human overpopulation. Poaching is driven by demand for ivory and rhino horn in foreign countries, and fueled by poverty and lack of education on the ground.
"My teacher told me, to take time when climbing a mountain" our guide panted as he wiped his brow, coming to a stop mid-way up the Lavushi Manda Peak. These wise and meaningful words came from Denis, a 48 years old father of 6; small in stature but large in character.
We had met Denis - or rather Denis had appeared with a flash of light out of nowhere the night before just as we had lost all hope of finding our campsite, Mumbatuta Falls. It was pitch black, I had cleared three hefty fallen trees off of the road and Buck had thrown in the towel after driving 9km in dense a forest, convinced that we had missed a turn. We were dirty, hungry and very unimpressed with one another and resigned to returning to the main park road to sleep the night at Linda Staff Headquarters when through the shadows and trees we saw a flashlight moving at speed towards us. The anti-poaching had heard over the radio that a vehicle had entered the park, had seen us drive past half an hour ago and wondered why on earth we were now bolting down the track away from the campsite. "Buck? Ah! You are Buck like a bushbuck! What a good name! No, no, no, you haven't missed it" Denis insisted, "let me just come to show you".
Denis who, shaped by the park, had stories to tell about stone-swallowing crocodiles, the menace of chameleons and the many complexities of honey, was just one individual we met on our two month trip through Zambia and Malawi. Our memories of that time are rich, ranging from some of the most hair raising transport experiences of our lives to getting lost in the middle of Zambia only to find a completely unexpected white sand beach, cold beers, clean, comfortable bedding and the most magnificent sunset of our lives.
I will be forever grateful to the people and the places that captured our hearts for those two months.
A short drive upriver from Victoria Falls, away from the cafe and bars, the lights and the noise, is Matetsi Victoria Falls - the ultimate luxury bush escape. A big thank you to the team, for making us feel so welcome and spoiling us rotten. It is an absolute pleasure to work with such a proudly Zimbabwean brand. Matetsi is proof that Zimbabwe's star is rising.
After two hours at the border, I spent on-and-off, walking for the ocassional high-speed collision with pot holes until we arrived at the appointed convoy meeting point. I can't remember what the town was called, but it was a hive of activity with children and women selling cashew nuts, pineapples, boiled eggs and astonishingly cold water, while men roamed the road hawking live chickens and goats. Large trucks lined the road with their loads ready to go, cars and 4x4's manned by finger-drumming drivers, waiting. In an instant the energy of the town changed: gears shifted, wheels screetched and horns bellowed. The military had given the all clear and it was time to go! Predictably we were nowhere near our vehicle, having found a toilet we could use and therefore a line that needed standing in. Dodging breakaway lorries, we clambered back on board and set off in a mad hurry. It was exhilarating! That is until Buck was seen trying to document the adventure through photographs - bringing the entire convoy to a very abrupt halt. In all other ways the convoy was highly disorganised, but when it came to bringing it to a stop, they did it with military precision. All photographs must be deleted. And QUICKLY. Note to readers, African militaries are ussually disdainfully camera shy but as highly stylish individuals often clad in avatars, balaclavas, black leather boots and tough guy smirks with AK-47s slung in precarious positions, they are a subject which few photographers can resist. You think they would warm to us but they haven't - too much to hide behind their avatars perhaps. Thankfully, Buck's camera was not repossessed and he got away with a stern finger waggle accompained by accented threats not to do it again. Next time...
The best way I can think of to describe how it felt to stop and stand a 4-days-walk away from the closest calm, deep into the heart of the Delta, miles and days away from the closest sign of human presence and probably as far from the grid as one can get - in amongst the body of the most elegant, intricate and spectacular water system laid out behind, in front and all around me - is to ask you to imagine your circulatory system. Think about the exquisite design of your arteries, the extensive interweaving of capillaries and veins. Think about the way your circulatory system is elemental in your being alive. To be there, is to be in amongst one of the greatest, grandest and most complex natural marvels on the planet.
Each year the area is revived during the dry season by an inflow of water and nutrients from the Okavango River journeying 100km down from Angola, spilling out in the basin and baptizing the sands of the Kalahari Desert, creating a kaleidoscope of river channels, lagoons, islands and the greatest expansive floodplains of the Delta. This annual cycle of birth and rebirth, transformation and reclamation is the life-blood that supports the existence of 1061 distinct plant species, 89 varieties of fish, 64 different reptiles, 482 species of birds and 130 types of mammals - just one reason of many why the Okavango Delta has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To venture unsupported into such a treasure, so alive, vibrant and dangerous, you need to be prepared. John Sobey, professional field guide and the Managing Director of African Horseback Safaris in the Okavango Delta, invited myself and Larry North, the renowned wildlife artist to form the expedition party. We were to explore, unsupported and on foot, an area of around 100 kilometers - without any high points or distinguishable islands to use as reference points making it extremely easy to get lost in. Without John’s extensive knowledge of the area and exceptional navigational abilities, attempting a trip of this nature would be unthinkable.
The greatest challenge on the trip was the combination of light meals , heavy loads and difficult trekking. Our daily intake of kilojoules was greatly reduced from that of my normal consumption, adding to that the enormous amount of energy and strength required to walk for hours at a time through water and thick bush with packs ups to 35kgs slung onto our backs. I admit, I was hungry almost all of the time! We weren’t on the verge of starvation by any means, we had just enough food. Breakfast consisted of a cup of wood-boiled tea and a bowl of pre-mixed grains, powered milk and sugar with water added. Lunch was a pre-packed serving of dried fruit and nuts (wilted down before it had even touched sides). Once the days camp had been made, firewood collected and water boiled, a dinner of boiled rice and biltong was gratefully received. Every now and then, just when a real stomach grumble would come on, John would fish out from deep in his pack pockets, a couple of Sparkles sweets to suck on. Oh the magic of a sparkle dissolving in your mouth! Larry and John, both experienced expedition bushmen, had worked out exactly the minimum needed to keep us on our feet an moving (although there were many times when my belly felt otherwise) without adding unnecessary weight to our packs. The weight of my pack was so heavy that there were days when I thought it would be impossible to carry. A tent with its poles and fly sheet would have been far too bulky and heavy to fit into my pack. Instead, I lay a hammock with an attached mosquito net flat on the ground - no pillow, no mattress, just a thin layer of material between myself and the ground and a light sleeping bag to sleep in. Aside from hammock and sleeping bag, into the pack went my all important camera gear, which comprised of the DJI Mavic, a Canon 5D Mark III with a single 24-105mm zoom lens, GoPro, batteries, vacuum-packed servings of food, one change of clothes, a spare pair of shoes and importantly, thermal underwear. Due to all the water and the desert sands that hold the heat, the nights and early mornings were a sharp, bone cutting cold. Luckily, we were spared the ordeal of carrying water with us as there was no lack of finding some. In fact, there was so much water around due to the incredibly high levels of rainfall Southern Africa had received that year that we had to reassess our original walking plans and add packrafts for each of us onto our kit list.
Kokopelli deserve a shout out for having the perfect packrafts for our trip. They were lightweight, durable, easy to use and able to carry a lot of weight when inflated - a lifesaver. Our gear might not sound like much to have carried, but after 6 hours of walking each day, it certainly felt like a load! If the cold, hunger and heavy carrying is the price to pay for an experience such as we had, I would readily offer myself up time and time again!
What a rare privilege to sleep under night sky so large and untainted by light pollution that it was hard to see where one star began and another end - and for just a moment, grasp the incredible magnitude of the universe and the smallness of my own worries and concerns. We saw a male leopard up close and on foot(something that few people will ever experience); we watched elephants quietly pull up reed and rumble in contentment to their companions; we watched in wonder as Red Lechwe picked their way through swampy clogs of grass flanked by the endangered, sombre Wattled cranes searching for snails, insects and snakes; I felt a deep primal fear creep up my spine when wading chest deep in crystal clear waters revealing the visible grab marks of crocodiles - I felt alive! I was really living.
Richard and Hami were married at the Miekles Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe on a beautiful November's day. Congratulations on your wedding. We wish you both a long and happy marriage together.
TopShaft Engineering is Zimbabwe's leading designer, manufacturer and trusted repair of agricultural machinery and equipment. Housed in Harare's historic industrial area, TopShaft Engineering is all about the no fuss, no fanfare approach, just good old elbow grease and action; we sought to reflect this through imagery to enable them to build an online presence disguising them as such.
Below the Victoria Falls, where the great Zambezi river passes through the Batoka Gorge, there lies a section of some of the finest whitewater on earth.
Zimbabwe and Zambia need power. The proposed dam in this gorge will provide 1600nMW. It will also submerge this rare ecosystem and silence this wild piece of water. In 2017 we paddled the pristine gorge for 5 days. our experience of the wilderness and wonder that could be lost for all time is something we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
One of the most beautiful quirks of marriage must be the bringing together of families from different continents, countries, cultures and languages to be weaved together to form a new tapestry, creating new histories, stories and futures. Kaitlyn and Wayne's marriage has brought together a deeply rooted Zambian farming family and a vibrant family from Cape Town, connecting a family from the South to the North, city to farm, country to country. Congratulations Kaitlyn and Wayne, married in Lusaka, on the 22nd of June, 2018; enjoy the adventure together!
ZIMOCO is the only official distributor for Mercedes-Benz, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and GWM passanger vehicles in Zimbabwe, as well as being the official dealership for Mitsubishi. The brand is identified with luxury within it's distribution sector and seeks to assert itself as the reliable world-class service and body work workshop for all associated brands. In our on-going brand development work with ZIMOCO, we've focused on connecting the market with an appreciation of the quality of workmanship and product.