Every city has a story. In Africa however, we have forgotten that our cities in Africa are not like the developed world. In the developed world, their cities are built with order. In Africa, we have cities that were built upon such principles in times gone past, but over time they have become like a symphony of chaos. In Harare, Zimbabwe this is the case. We have forgotten the terrible beauty that lies within our city.
This is a time lapse film that demonstrated the incredible beauty of the African Wilderness. Shot in various locations across Zimbabwe and South Africa, with a Canon 60D and one lens, It took over 4 years to compile enough sequences that capture an essence of what the landscape of Africa is like. It was inspired by a poem that I wrote 2 years ago called The Forgotten Wilderness Beyond.
“I stand still looking into the distance
Lost in a panoramic vista view
With grass swaying in the breeze
And clouds dancing with ease
I wonder what lies in the forgotten wilderness beyond”
Every time I get behind the lens of my camera (whether the camera is on the ground or in the sky) I am always humbled that it’s not some much about my skill as a storyteller but it’s about how I capture the story that is already in front of me.
Shot in November during the start of the rainy season in Zimbabwe, #Mazvikadei Dam is a dam which provides water for farm irrigation. It is the third-largest dam in #Zimbabwe built on the Mukwadzi River north of Banket.
Location: Mazvikadei Dam, Zimbabwe
Edited in: Davinci Resolve
Filmed by: Timothy Marks
Music by: Dusk to Dawn by Josh Leake