The travel bug at work
InterRailing during my student days gave me the travel bugs. Together with my boyfriend – by now my husband – we traveled around the world for 6 months as soon as I finished my studies. Patagonia, hiking in the Andes, bungee jumping in New Zealand, diving on the Great Barrier Reef, banana pancakes in Indonesia, … and we have traveled since. About 15 years ago we went to see “the big zoo”, as we called it back then, for the first time. Since then we are hooked on Africa. In the beginning we had a simple click-clack camera and stored our precious film in lead-lined film bags. By now we have more camera equipment than clothes to carry. Laptop, external hard drives, solar batteries, are just some of the gadgets we drag along to process the treasures we shoot during a day in the bush. For me it feels great to do something with the pictures we take on our travels. The wilderness is such a precious good which we should cherish and protect for next generations. I hope to bring across some of its magic in my illustrations, especially to children. Because what we learn to love, we are likely to protect.