In March 2012 I rented a 4WD with rooftop tents in Johannesburg and drove 6000km across remote areas of South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. I was just getting started with photography. The road conditions ranged from freshly steamrolled highways to deep sand and mud. Dirt paths that were once trodden by shepherds set precedent for today's pavement.


It's easy to forget the power of roads while sitting in traffic on a daily commute. But in the African countryside and bush it is readily apparent. Roads are connective tissue; veins between villages, and life clings to their contours. These images offer glimpses of the people and landscapes encountered during a month on those roads. Superficial on one hand; how much can you know of a place from just passing through it? But hopefully still showing the unique texture and character that inhabit everyday life in these sparsely populated lands.

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