I was out cycling the other day and found this place. I don’t know why or when this water park was abandoned. It’s situated on Leopard’s Hill outside Lusaka. The water slides and the structures around them seems to be robustly built, maybe it would still be possible to restore the park. The bush is taking over and it’s easy to miss the place unless you know exactly where you’re going. I found the last picture in the gallery online, […]
I’ve just spent three days in the bush on a bike shooting 1Zambia MTB for the second year in a row. The race is 250km long, starting in Lusaka and finishing in Lower Zambezi. Check out all the photos here.
Recently, me and Swedish journalist and author Karin Alfredsson did a story for the Swedish magazine Forskning & Framsteg (Science & Progress). The story is about the chief system and tradition in southern Africa. The photos are from Zambia’s eastern province where we met Chief Ndake and from Cazizi village in northern where we met Regulo (chief) Fabiao Omar Lucavanga.
Last week, I went back to Kafue National Park . It’s the largest national park in Zambia, covering an area of about 22,400 km² (similar in size to Wales or Massachusetts). It is the second largest park in Africa and is home to over 55 different species of animals. We saw lots of elephants and were also lucky to see a mother Leopard with two cubs. We stayed at the brilliant Mukambi Safari Lodge, I highly recommend to stay here if […]
Kulamba is a Chewa traditional ceremony in which Chewa chiefs pay homage to their King, Kalonga Gawa Undi. During the ceremony, the chiefs brief the King on the situation in their Chiefdoms highlighting major issues and developments. They also present gifts to the King. Kulamba ceremony started before the15th century. The ceremony is held at Mkaika in Katete Zambia. Mkaika is the official traditioinal Chewa Headquarters. Chewa chiefs and their people from Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia grace the occasion. The […]
These are shots from a recent assignment for Swedish magazine Modern Psychology. The article is about the treatment of the mentally ill, and what is considered mental illness in Zambia. This is Rodwell Vongo, aka Doctor Vongo, head of Zambia Traditional Healer’s Practitioners Association. He explained the difference between demons, ghosts and spirits. Roots used in traditional healing Dr. Ravi Paul, head of the Psychiatry department at Lusaka University Teaching HospitalFather Edwin, Priest
I while ago, I spent three days in the remote Nanjeko Community in Zambias Western Province. The community consists of four small villages and is situated 20 km from the town Senanga and the nearest road. We drove through sandy bush and wetlands to get there. A friend has set up a foundation that will help to develop the community school. The villages are very poor, the people are mostly self-sufficient farmers and struggle to pay the school fee of […]
Yesterday I did a promo shoot for Andreas Tjärnberg, OCR Athlete in Team Sweden. OCR stands for “Obstacle Course Racing” and is a fast growing sport around the world. For more info about Andreas and OCR, check out his website (in Swedish): superkroppen.nu