Summer News/Letter

On this page, you find the latest news and information about my current projects, where I am currently based and future travel plans. I am in the process of setting up a newsletter and will share more info and signup information soon.

Location:

📍BERLIN

Back in the studio!

Our crew from STUDIO LIZANE LOUW was on an expedition on mainland Greece and the Peloponnese in July. We travelled by train from Berlin to Athens via Austria and Italy. The journey back took us via Italy and Switzerland. We will do the second part of the expedition when the European weather cools off a bit. It was scorching hot in Europe this summer. Currently, we are in another heatwave here in Germany in mid-August.

The latest news on current projects and new visual work:

Studio Lizane Louw

Some very exciting news that I want to share with everyone.

The art photography gallery and shop will launch at the end of September. We are hard at work behind the scenes, and I am very excited to share studiolizanelouw.com will launch soon.

Fire and Ice: Anthropocene

My visual and written work investigates how our daily activities impact the environment due to climate change, global warming, and natural habitat loss. I also document events that visually portray the changes in our oceans, the atmosphere and soil.

As a travel, culture and nature photographer, my work in photography focuses on the environment, sustainability, and the human experience.

This is a long-term photographic project, and I will continue working on these themes in Europe and Africa.

Latest news: Fire and Ice: Anthropocene photo

New visual work to be published on my website soon:

Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland 2021.

Land of Fire and Ice, Image from Iceland
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland.

We spend 18 days exploring Iceland on a Ring Road Road Trip. It was an epic adventure.

I am busy editing the next fine art print collection in the “Elements of Nature” curation. This collection will be a selection of images available as Giclée Fine Art Prints on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper and prints on brushed aluminium. Land of Ice and Fire, Series I, coming soon!

Written work and multimedia

I am working on multimedia stories and a new photo series I created in Iceland: Publication in October

I am working on multimedia stories and a new photo series I created in Greece. Publication in February 2023.

Travel Journalism and Travel Features

The latest news and stories on environmental activism and sustainable lifestyle

World Environment Day, 5 June 2022.

World Environment Day, 2022.

Fifteen ways to live a sustainable lifestyle, live eco-conscious, think eco-friendly!

This year I wrote a listicle for World Environment Day, 2022.

On World Environment Day 2022, I am joining people around the world in Earth Action. I wrote a listicle that shares more about my personal life and my personal commitment to living a sustainable lifestyle.

We are finally settled in our new home in Berlin and will continue to live an eco-conscious and sustainable lifestyle. You can follow along on Sustainable Living Berlin.

More information on Earth Action Number | World Environment Day 

Travel videos- behind the scenes

Land of Fire and Ice: Iceland

As I am editing the series and sifting through all the photographs and visual content I created, I share some of the most awe-inspiring and picturesque locations we visited and some behind-the-scenes travel videos.

I often get asked about the places I visit and travel to, and in the past only shared the images I created with short descriptions. With these short informative travel videos on Instagram reels, I share more of the experience and the challenges we faced on our Ice and Fire Road Trip. This mini-series is called “The Iceland Ring Road, The Ultimate Photography Road Trip.”

You can scroll through Instagram @Lizane Louw to see the images and read more about the extraordinary bucket-list destinations in Iceland we visited, check out the short one-minute videos on Reels and travel along. It was an experimental project that I had a lot of fun with. I am working on the last two travel reels.

Travel videos- behind the scenes

Land of Fire and Ice: Iceland
The Iceland Ring Road, the Ultimate Photography Road Trip

It is very time-consuming working through a body of work and choosing the 35 best images for a series, but I am slowly getting there, and I am also pleased with the work I produced on this very challenging and awe-inspiring trip.

We plan a trip back in the summer 2023 and look forward to creating images of the exact locations in different weather conditions.

EXPEDITIONS – MAPS:

The latest news on expeditions and expedition maps:

GREECE

LAND OF THE GODS- WONDERS OF ANCIENT EMPIRES

This map is a guide for a slow train travel journey from Berlin to Athens, and an outline for our classical Greece photography expedition that covers mainland Greece and Crete. I created this map as a guide for our trip in search of the wonders of ancient Empires.

I used various resources, maps and extensive research from guidebooks, articles, and other websites to create this outline for our journey.

This map outlines the planned photo expedition and hiking adventure around Greece. Unfortunately, it would be impossible to visit all these locations and sights during this trip, but I am sure there will be more visits to the Land of the Gods, Greece, in the future.

EXPEDITIONS - MAPS: Greece
GREECE EXPEDITION: LAND OF THE GODS- WONDERS OF ANCIENT EMPIRES

ICELAND

ICE AND FIRE ROAD TRIP : RING ROAD, ICELAND

This map is available to anyone setting out on this epic adventure and I will update it as I continue to research this fascinating island for our planned trip in summer 2023.

EXPEDITIONS - MAPS: Iceland
ICE AND FIRE ROAD TRIP : RING ROAD, ICELAND

On the radio:

An interview with Haidee Muller, RSG

RSG Logo

RSG (Radio Sonder Grense), South Africa. July 27, 2021.

I spoke with Haidee Muller for a radio story. This audio piece featured on Driesestig, a program by Martelize Brink and Johan Rademan.

I spoke about my life, adventures and my work as a travel journalist and photographer. Unfortunately the radio broadcast was only in Afrikaans. What an honour to have worked on this with Haidee.

Inteview with Haidee Muller, listen here.

RSG story: Lizane Louw
Screenshot of link to the broadcast on rsg.co.za. You can click on the image to be directed to the broadcast on www.rsg.co.za. A Potgooi episode, Lizane Louw

Ongoing personal photo projects:

“Photoautomat”

I am currently working on a documentary project where I explore the streets of Berlin in search of the “Photoautomat”, analogue cameras. These machines take vintage selfie. This is an ongoing project in Europe. I will share the first selection of images soon.

I love film photography and these machines are a unique souvenir from the vibey city of Berlin that I am falling in love with.

Photoautomat, photography project. Lizane Louw
“Photoautomat” or “photo booths” in Berlin.

Planned Trips:

Expedition Greece, second leg: To be decided

India and Sri Lanka: Winter 2023