After my recent visit to the Kruger National Park I couldn't help but be blown away by this footage on You Tube. Imagine just driving along and spotting this. The battle between the Lions, Buffalos & Crocodile is incredible. I wont ruin the outcome but keep watching and I assure you, you will be shocked. It shows the true pack spirit of animals.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
The Kruger is so peaceful and fresh. Even though you are confined to your vehicle there is a vast sense of freedom. The rush of excitement of seeing something ensures you won't be board.
I travelled to the Kruger about 12 years ago just after the horrendous floods in Mozambique and it was amazing to see the transformation of land. Last time the trees were torn to shreds and the roads were flooded. Now it looks a lot more healthy, however due to the Hot Climate and lack of rain the agriculture looks slightly brown.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
The museum hosts many exhibitions that deal with issues of human rights alongside their main coexistence exhibition. After visiting several times I find the work has a strong impact. Dealing with these issues is always difficult but I feel that the graphic design portrays strong messages and poses questions to the viewer. However the Museum on the Seam mainly deals with issues that apply globally and not specifically to Israel.
These are some of the most famous images found in the Museum. They are simple yet effective.
Ziv Koren is a famous Israeli PhotoJournalist for over 15 years. His photographs are of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. I recently picked up his book 'Louai Mer'i, A Sergeant Is Going Home', which is a photographic documentary of a wounded soldier who has lost both his legs. This project shows the world about those thousands of people who are living with the result of conflict. Ziv Koren touches on many sociological and political issues such as the Separation Wall in Jerusalem, Immigrants being forced to sell there bodies, war & conflict.
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
Evan Taylor grows up in a home for boys. He believes his parents are still alive and that he will find them someday through his music. He can hear music in everything. Through flashbacks it shows how his parents met at a party and had a one night stand. His father, Louis, is a guitarist and lead singer of a rock band, and his mother, Lyla, is a famous concert cellist. Due to Lyla's father the couple were not allowed to ever speak again. Lyla falls pregnant and her father tells her that the baby died at birth when really he put it up to adoption.