Round-Up and Outlook, the Pandemic Edition

Currently, I live in Anakao, a small fishing village in the southwest of Madagascar. I came here in the beginning of March for a surf vacation, then the island got locked down, I decided to stay ... and it's been 108 days since.

Deforestation in Madagascar

When you fly across Madagascar, you can clearly see the bare, eroding soil and landslides everywhere: It’s a desolate view. Deforestation on the world’s fourth largest island is the most alarming in the tropical world and has reached catastrophic proportions in the past years. Approximately 95% of Madagascar’s vegetation has been destroyed over the centuries. — This is a story I pitched to and shot for Neue Zürcher Zeitung last year which was recently published.

Recent Portraits

Some nice and compact portrait jobs I recently shot in Switzerland for Wir Eltern and in Madagascar for Annabelle. Read the article about volunteers here and the story of a young woman who didn't know she was pregnant until she delivered her daughter here. And to find out what masseuse Francia bought with her first salary, click here.