A pictorial collection of stillness, intentional movement and mindfulness.
Behold, Deadvlei. A surreal alien-like landscape located in the Namib Desert. Close to a millennia ago, a river flowed through this desert, creating an ecosystem that housed numerous trees and plant life. Surrounded by dunes that tower to the heights of the Empire State Building, it is now a barren forest, save for some shrubs and Nara Melons.
I found myself here, in this otherworldly landscape in June of 2018. Having run down to the deadpan from the top of Big Daddy, the largest dune at Sossusvlei, my travel partner and photographer Kevin, suggested we take some images of me in a garment he had brought from a designer in Windhoek.
The sun was unforgiving, we had no water left and we were both exhausted. But somehow we found the energy to create and shoot. After all, if the trees around us could “survive” hundreds of years without water, we certainly could push through for another hour or so and create some desert visuals surrounded by rusted sand dunes.
Enjoy the photos, short film and poetry.
Peace. Love. Travel.