TITLE: "Crossing tne Namib desert"
Crossing the Namib desert, from south to north (so about 500 km) is probably the most exciting experience of my life. Even with a good 4x4 background, this was sometimes difficult. Travelling in this desert immensity, in complete autonomy for a week, is only possible (allowed!) with an experienced guide because the traps are numerous and can very quickly put the life of the participants in danger. Here, you really have the impression of being in the middle of nowhere and it is a unique feeling.
AUTHOR: Xavier HAVAUX (Belgium)
I’m a Belgian amateur photographer. I started very young, as I was only 8 years old when my father explained me how to use the Leica M2 of my grand-father. From that time, I did mainly black and white pictures in a way I can say that “I see " in black and white. When the digital cameras appeared, I continued to use my argentic cameras (Nikon F3 and F4s) for few years. For several (mostly bad) reasons, I stopped to take pictures for pleasure and that’s only in 2010 that I came back to photography, this time with digital cameras and mainly for professional purposes (still no real fun to take pictures). In 2014, on the occasion of my first trip to Namibia, I re-opened my mind to photography for pleasure and especially to black and white pictures. Since that time, I travelled mainly in Africa and I definitively came back to my first love : black and white pictures! And that’s again really a great pleasure for me! Basically I consider that I’m mostly a travel photographer, interested by nature, landscapes (including nightscapes), local people in their local environment (especially kids). Most of my pictures are highly contrasted, as is life! You can follow my travels at www.reveler-linstant.be
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