UNHCR in Jordan

July 24, 2015Uncategorized

Here are some of my favourites from a full month documenting Syrian refugees with UNHCR the refugee agency of the UN .

Cote d’Ivoire

June 15, 2015Uncategorized

I was in Cote d’Ivoire in June working with UNICEF on a campaign to stop open defecation. A topic that we talk too little about and effects millions of lives world wide. UNICEF and IRC was doing a great job getting the message out and help making thousands of village poo free and healthy. 

Soviet Bus Stops project expanded and on kickstarter

Soviet Bus Stops project expanded and on kickstarter

February 25, 2014Uncategorized

2013 saw lots of travel to parts of the former soviet union including the Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Abkhazia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia for the specific purpose of hunting down more bus stops. The collection is now ready to become a photo book and can be preordered on kickstarter. 

Bamboo Train in Cambodia

Bamboo Train in Cambodia

April 15, 2013Uncategorized No Comments

  On the outskirts of Battambang, Cambodia there is a unique travel experience, a “Bamboo Train”.  The simplest of trains I have ever seen. A large bamboo platform sits atop a set of train axles and powered by a small engine. Since there is only one set of tracks, trains running in opposite directions often … Read More

No Laughing Matter trailer

No Laughing Matter trailer

April 12, 2013Uncategorized No Comments

Throughout 2012, I joined forces with fellow Bushtaxi member  and filmmaker Olivier Malvoisin to works as a camera operator and sound technician on his latest documentary project, Fini de rire (No Laughing Matter).  The compelling hour long documentary which aired in Europe this spring on ARTE explores the boundaries of freedom of speech and taboo in … Read More

Portrait of the Day on Facebook

Portrait of the Day on Facebook

April 11, 2013Uncategorized No Comments

Starting this week on Bushtaxi’s facebook page and running every weekday for the rest of 2013 my fellow team members and myself  will be showcasing a PORTRAIT OF THE DAY from our past and present projects. Like us, share us, spread the word and brighten up your work day.

“Crossing Iceland” wins Film Festival Grand Prize

“Crossing Iceland” wins Film Festival Grand Prize

June 26, 2012Uncategorized

Last weekend at the 2012 Nomading Film Festival in New York City the short film documentary of my adventure across Iceland with Alastair Humphreys won the Grand Prize! Crossing Iceland – (4 mins) Grand Price winner of Nomading Film Festival 2012 from Bushtaxi on Vimeo.

Introducing Bushtaxi.org

February 21, 2012Uncategorized 1 Comment

FEBRUARY 15, 2012: New York, London, Dakar We’re proud to be launching bushtaxi.org: a tool for organizations and agencies to find talented professionals – photographers, designers, writers, filmmakers – who can meet their communication needs. Global communication is changing rapidly; bushtaxi.org is a vehicle for new, dynamic communication strategies. On the site we’ll also be sharing our stories, projects … Read More

Le Figaro Magazine

February 9, 2012Uncategorized No Comments

From Aurora New Blog:  Christopher Herwig in Le Figaro Magazine February 9th, 2012 Aurora photographer Christopher Herwig’s images of burning gas craters in Turkmen Desert were used in Le Figaro Magazine. The gas crater is a result of a Soviet gas exploration during the 1950′s that was later set alight.

Ongoing Project: Rain

January 21, 2012Uncategorized No Comments

An ongoing project by Christopher Herwig. Inspired by my time in West Africa, I set out to tell the story of our relationship with rain: a force of nature essential to our survival, but one that we cannot control or predict. Photographers often avoid rainy days, as they tend to make dull images. But using … Read More

The Genius of Tim Hetherington

November 25, 2011Uncategorized No Comments

Great video on BBC called the Genius of Tim Hetherington who died covering the war in Libya in April of this year. Till Dec 2, 2011 you can still catch at the Bronx Documentary Center photos from his last days in Libya. http://www.bronxdoc.org/. As well I highly recommend checking out his books on Liberia and Afghanistan … Read More

Iceland crossing photos and video

October 18, 2010Published Work, Uncategorized 6 Comments

In July, 2010, Alastair Humphreys and myself planned a trip across Iceland. The goal was to cross the entire island on foot and by raft, carrying all supplies needed. This unique transportation combination allowed us to explore parts of the country otherwise impossible to normally reach. Our route sampled the incredible geographical diversity of the country with … Read More

Poetry – one step at a time

October 17, 2010Uncategorized 5 Comments

21 days, 350 kms, 2 hikers, 2 classic poems of adventure and restless wandering Each day while crossing Iceland, Alastair Humphreys and myself recorded one another as our beards slowly grew, and as we lost a bit weight and a perhaps sanity as well. Ulysses from Bushtaxi on Vimeo. The Men Who Don’t Fit In … Read More

Product Review: Solar Charger for camera batteries

October 16, 2010Uncategorized 1 Comment

On this previous trip across Iceland, we needed to figure a way to recharge our camera batteries since we would be at least 3 weeks without electricity.  I brought a solar charger  on amazon from powerfilm (F15-600). Although it was useless on the countless rainy, overcast days, it could recharge a Canon 5d Mrk ii battery in … Read More

Now based in New York

June 28, 2010Uncategorized 2 Comments

A great year of living in Vancouver recently came to an end as we felt it was time to move on again. Just prior to leaving in May 2010, I was happy to complete three courses in publishing design, design for communication and typography at the Emily Carr University for Arts and Design. I am … Read More

Opening Day of Winter Olympics

February 24, 2010Uncategorized, Vancouver No Comments

February 12, 2010 marked the first day of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. This series of portraits were taken around downtown Vancouver during the 12 hours leading up to the opening ceremonies as the streets filled with fans, as well as demonstrators, all trying to make the day memorable and significant. Also included in this … Read More

foto jakta

February 17, 2010Uncategorized No Comments

I am pleased to be contributing to a festival of creative and documentary photography which will take place in the several cities in the Czech republic from the end of March to the start of April. Click on the link below if you will be in the area. http://fotojatka.cz/en.php

Happy New Years!

January 1, 2010Uncategorized, Vancouver No Comments

Polar Bear Swim from herwigphoto Wishing you all the best in 2010. A great year and a fun decade has passed for which I am thankful for all the brilliant memories. For the moment we are still in Vancouver but will likely be on the move again somewhere new soon, but no real plan yet. … Read More

Liberia photobook

December 17, 2009Liberia, Uncategorized No Comments

A collection of some of my favorite images from the last three years in Liberia are in this 80 page photobook. Hope you enjoy! Click here to order a copy   Blurb Liberia from herwigphoto

New Portfolio online

December 9, 2009Uncategorized No Comments

After months of playing with different designs I have redone my website. www.herwigphoto.com In the past I have done the designing myself but found that it took too long to update so I have gone with a template from www.cmdwebsites.com. Other services I checked out which I liked included photobiz, portfoliositesz. If you haven’t visited … Read More

Best of the Decade Honours – Asian Geographic

December 5, 2009Uncategorized No Comments

Asian Geographic Magazine recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and pick its favorites from the last decade. Great to see that my series on Central Asia published in 2007 was honored as one of the best photographic contributions of the decade. Heart Of Asia from herwigphoto Heart of Asia

Trip to China

October 10, 2009Silk Road, Uncategorized No Comments

September found me in China traveling 7000km across the country following the shadow of what some would call the Silk. This was final section for me after 6 years of trips which stretched from Shanghai to Istanbul and focused heavily on Central Asia. Starting in Shanghai then trip went through Xian, Lanzhou, Bingling Si, Xiahe, … Read More

Back based in Vancouver

June 20, 2009Uncategorized, Vancouver No Comments

After almost 9 years of travel and living abroad in Central America, London, Sweden, Kazakhstan and Liberia, I am back in Vancouver for a little while.  I was happy to work on Lonely Planet’s new encounter guide on the city which help me refamiliarize myself with my hometown sites. vancouver from herwigphoto