Monday, June 27, 2011

Quote and position of the day. Have a good one!

We are all born mad. Some remain so.
SAMUEL BECKETT, Waiting for Godot

out of africa.m4v

I live my life in Africa, as one with nature. Africa was not my past, it is my presence and will always be my future. This is where my heart belongs. Right now however i'm in Norway and I'm out of Africa, just like Karen Blixen had to leave Africa to visit Scandinavia. Sometimes one must return to see further down the road, and i have realized that in order to understand nature, you must unite the natural world and the modernistic world, and you have to learn to communicate the modernistic world through the touch of toes on ground, rays of sunlight, soft winds, beating rain and exploding thunder.

Eddy lives forever

IN January this year a baby elephant by the name Eddy got separated from his mother and we had to fight for his life day and night. But Eddy fell asleep and so we had to say goodbye. Chris Johnson followed Eddy the whole way and documented his short life of only 4 months.
He was an elephant who will never leave our hearts, and thanks to your visual image and documentation of him Chris we will have a visual memory of him to last us our lifetime

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The wonder of helping each other out.

Indian flatbread- 
 My bestfriend and I decided to go and volunteer at a sikh temple in the city of Dehli. We were given the task of baking chapatti breads for all the people visiting the temple. They have created a community of sharing in a peaceful temple setting. I did a horrible job with the baking, so thank god i was volunteering and could not get fired.
How to Make Chapatis
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour
  • Water (Using yoghurt or milk will give you super soft Chapatis! See tip below)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil

animal symbols in india


The symbol and appreciation of an animal is fingerprint different in all parts of our world. it is a mirror reflection of our own society.
India: Peacock-beauty, Elephant- wealth, Tiger- Power, Cow- Holy (but eats garbage and soda tins), the monkey is a plague that steals stuff and finally the camel is a symbol of love, if you can love a camel, then you can love everyone.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


This is my real Rajahstan indian adventure. My best friend and I just returned from a wonderful meeting with a world so different from our own. A place more crowded than a termite mound, a place of colors, palaces, maharajas and beggars. a place for worship and om shanti peace thinking. a place for living and breathing experiences but most of all a place for Strong curry and food poisoning. We come to see their country, but we end up being the tourist attraction for indian families because of the part of the world we are from. It is funny how it works sometimes.

Yoga position and word of the day.

Today you should try and start your day with this yoga position. feel your own strength and and try to live the words of Gandhi at least once today. i will do the same.
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” Gandhi

Friday, June 24, 2011

Botswana tracking and research

Elle Magazine summer party- How to dress eco..

How to dress for a fashion event in an eco friendly way:
1. Wear as little makeup as possible a little eye shadow and brown colored mascara is enough. For facial glow you can apply a little bronzing powder from Guarlain, but make sure it matches the color of the rest of you body
2. Wear a Bindi between your eyebrows for a culture inspired look
3. Let your hair dry naturally to get the earthy natural flow and glow.
4. If you are wearing clothes from a designer, choose clothes from Stella McCartney as she only uses organic material and fabrics and is against fur.
5. Wear jewelry made by rural villages, to support their life and living and contribute to their sustainability. (in this case ostrich egg bracelets made by the San People in Namibia)
 Always go for comfortable clothes if you want to have a natural organic look. You will never see animals in nature wearing a skin or fur that is too tight.

Tracking course in Botswana

Elle Magazine visit

 Elle Magazine came to visit me in Namibia, where I work with African mammals, to do three stories for Elle Norway. They came in January and finally they are out in the issues of may, june and july. Here is a little sneak a peak of a few of the images from the fashion stories.

About time.....

After 6 years of traveling and leading a strange lifestyle I finally decided to start typing.. stay tuned for daily updates on modeling, acting, the everyday life with african mammals and the rest of the natural world.