images of africa

Images Of Africa Part 7: Palmeries

Morocco exports 1,200,000 tons of dates each year. These dates are grown in vast, winding palmeries that straddle either side of rivers that criss-cross the otherwise barren desert. I found it amazing that such an important and sizable industry is still based on farming methods that have remained essentially unchanged for hundreds if not thousands […]

Images Of Africa Part 6: Insects

One of the aspects of my trip that I had been looking forward to most was the opportunity to photograph wildlife different to that of my home. While it is true that the snakes, camels, apes and lizards were captivating and gorgeous, glimpses of them in the wild were few and far between and thus […]

Images Of Africa Part 5: Jemaa el-Fnaa

The Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakesh is the beating heart of Northwest Africa, a vast open space that acts as highway, circus, restaurant, market and mosque for the thousands of locals and tourists who experience it every day. From dawn orange juice stands dominate, cars and bikes weaving between them while snake charmers and men with chained […]

Images Of Africa Part 4: Cats

Stray cats. On walls, under tables, flitting from alley to alley in an endless search for food and sanctuary. Africa’s Northern cities are plagued by them, their human neighbours at times both kind and cruel but predominantly indifferent.

Images Of Africa Part 3: Twin Orbs In The Desert Of Deserts

Moonrise in the Sahara. Midday in the Sahara.  That life survives in such baking impermanence is a wonder.

Images Of Africa Part 2: Aït Benhaddou

Aït Benhaddou is a UNESCO World Heritage site in central/southern Morocco, an 11th century fortified city guarding the old trade route from the Sahara to the desert metropolis of Marrakech. It has been featured in dozens of films such as Gladiator and Kingdom Of Heaven, with most of the town’s inhabitants having played extras in […]

Images of Africa Part 1: Mountains, Clouds

Here are some black and white pictures I took last year of mountains and clouds in Africa. This is the first in a series of posts I’m going to do with stories and pictures of my time on that most amazing continent. I hope you enjoy them 🙂