Safari of my Life – Documentary Film
Safari of my Life - Wildlife Photography Film
A documentary film following Wildlife Photographer Klaus Tiedge on an epic journey to Kenya.
Safari of my Life - Documentary Film
Dear friends of Klaus Tiedge Fine Art Photography,
First of all I like to thank you all who are continuously following Klaus story on our newsletters and Youtube Chanel!
A big thank you goes out to Dean Paarman, who has been working hard to feed our Chanel with new content regularly!
As you know we have been working hard on the final film “Safari of my Life” over the past 2 years.
You might have got a glimpse with some behind the scenes videos already.
Some of you may have already watched the film “Safari of my Life” when we made the link available to our newsletter base but may be some of you have not had a chance or the time yet.
We have held onto the publishing of the film because we had entered various Film Festivals competitions and also had in mind to get the film “Safari of my Life” published on a streaming platform.
Maybe that’s still gonna come….
Since a few weeks the world is not the same anymore. Times are uncertain and as much as we all wish to go back to “normal” we know it will never be the same as before.
This situation made us think – Dean and I agreed that we shall not wait and decided to now make the film “Safari of my life” available for viewing.
We believe it fits very well within the context of the current situation we find ourselves in.
Safari of my Life is a story about wildlife photographer Klaus Tiedge going on Safari in Kenya in 2018 – a year after he had been diagnosed with cancer.
Klaus took on another challenge in his life, as he said, he needed another goal – It was taking his family on safari to Kenya.
The film is a personal story, however, it touches on so many aspects of life – it is about facing challenges, accepting change, embracing life and more importantly about never giving up!
“You can’t choose what life throws at you but you can choose how to deal with it! “
I hope you will enjoy the film !
Stay healthy and safe everyone.
Limited Edition Prints
The first Limited Edition Prints from “Safari of my Life” are available for sale. Please click on the image below to see print specifications.
Behind the Scenes - Stories from Kenya
We have put together a series of the behind the scenes episodes and blogs of this special trip. See the latest articles below.
Preparing to make a Film in Kenya
During my recovery from an intense operation and chemotherapy I made a promise to myself that I would go back to Kenya to continue my work as a wildlife photographer as soon…
Safari of my Life – Behind the Scenes – Episode 2
It was finally time to leave. Months of planning concluded in a 3am wakeup and a drive to Cape Town International Airport. Sandra and I met up with Dean and Tamara for our last hugs and good bye kisses before checking in to our flight to Nairobi.
Safari of my Life – Behind the Scenes – Episode 3
The 3rd of March 2018 – My Birthday, and the first Safari outing of this trip. I mean sure we had a little safari on our arrival, but this was a full day outing. The game plan: find elephants. We packed all our gear, packed some lunch and headed out into Amboseli National Park.
Safari of my Life – Behind the Scenes – Episode 4
We spent the first week in Elewana’s Camp Tortilis. A camp nestled on a hill overlooking Amboseli National Park & Mount Kilimanjaro. Besides including this camp in the film we also made a collection of videos for them. One of the stand out things about the camp is the exquisite service and hospitality provided by the staff.
Safari of My Life – Behind the Scenes – Episode 5
Getting stuck in the mud is part and parcel of a Safari Trip in Kenya. This time Amboseli National Park was wetter, greener and of course muddier than i’d ever seen it. Watch how we got stuck in the mud for almost 2 hours.
Safari of my Life – Behind the Scenes – Episode 6
We posted this video just before leaving Amboseli in March last year. Dean sat down to edit as Klaus went out on his own to finally focus on his photography. Up until this point it was all about the video and the footage.
Safari of my Life – Behind the Scenes – Episode 7
Our time in Amboseli National Park had finally come to an end. One last breakfast before heading off to the airstrip about 40min away. Everything was very still as we drove though the park as if recovering from the relentless rain, even passing by an abandoned safari car.
Safari of my Life – Behind the Scenes – Episode 8
On our first day shooting out in the Masai Mara we were on a mission to find a pride of lions. The previous week in Amboseli was all dedicated to Elephants, but now was time for the big cats. That morning we found a beautiful pride dozing by a riverside. The cubs played in the morning sun as mom carefully watched over them. Klaus however was struggling with John’s new car.
Safari of my Life – Behind the Scenes – Episode 9
On a previous trip Klaus had a steel camera box made to capture images from the ground. On that trip they tried several times to get it to work, but technical problems with the remote trigger got in the way. John had kept it for Klaus and now was time to try it again.