Monday, 17 October 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, it's been a while since my last blog entry...but I'm by no means finished. I just thought I should touch base to let you all know about a very good friend of mine, who seems to have an annoyingly amazing natural talent for photography and all things creative. His name is Kyle "You can smell him a..." Mijlof. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know him as the "Homeless F*ck", or "Homeless" for short.
On my Trans Africa overland trip which began in March 2010, Kyle was one of the few other passengers actually doing the whole 43 week trip all the way around the continent and beyond into the Middle East. He was one of the first people on the truck I truly made friends with and the two of us, along with Leon "The Love Mountain" Liebenberg aka "Happy Hippo" made up the 'Team Amazing' cook group (complete with Fez hats...the only cook group to have had their own uniform).
With his various cameras, accessories, photography books and even magazines that he brought along in his wee backpack, it was clear that he had a passion for being behind the lens. His love didn't stop there though...as a native Capetonian (i.e. from Cape Town), Homeless was/is truly a part of Africa...and from his homegrown dreads, homegrown herbs, laidback attitude and tattoo of the continent on his calf, Africa was truly a part of Homeless too...and I think it shows in his photos.
Here's just a select showcase of what our lad can do...all taken from the trip him and I were on together as well as his second journey down Africa's west coast during the first half of this year (2011). Plenty more examples of his talent can be found on his own blog, here: http://kylemijlof.blogspot.com