About Me

The Fat Man and his journey

A graphic designer by training, a photographer by passion, a writer by love and a traveler by spirit. This is the Fat Man. This is me.

My name is Ryno. It is a pleasure to e-meet you, digi-handshake, and simply just an honour to have you read this. I have had a very diverse journey in life – from trying to set up camp in Chile to returning to my mother land to water the grass here instead. I have a vast variety of interests but the biggest is design, drinking coffee and being on the long road – passions that I want to share with all of you.

I have been fortunate enough in my life to have had the opportunity to travel and I have realised that being a tourist begins in your own country. I believe South Africa and what I have seen of greater Africa has a lot to offer her people and we should aspire to be tourists in our own country before we spend our money leaving it.

I was diagnosed as bipolar in 2015 after many years of struggling with my mental health. Yes, I am still actively battling the beast in my head, but I am not going to allow it to become me and my life. Neither will I accept that others’ opinion of my mental health should limit how I live my life. The disease will win the moment I give up the fight.

The equipment used

2015 Renault Sandero 900T Stepway

MSI 7QL Laptop and Adobe Creative Suite

Canon Rebel XTi | Panasonic HandyCam | Fujifilm Underwater

Samsung Galaxy S8

You do not always need the most expensive equipment to make something beautiful and noteworthy. I aim to prove that even with a basic camera you can take gorgeous memories! For trips and specific cases, I will be listing the equipment used for that event in the post itself, so keep your eyes open for that.

Cape to Cairo

"The ultimate success of this blog would be a cross continent road trip to explore Africa up close and personal. Experiencing each culture, giving them air time and showcasing the best of this continent."

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