If you are reading this, you would have either received our job application, or the Beautiful Destinations Chocolate Feed and decided to give us a chance. Thank you for considering us for the coolest job in the world! We would want nothing more, than to work with your incredible team (again*) and be able to use visual storytelling to showcase the world’s most impressive and beautiful experiences and destinations with the #BDTeam.
Hello officially! We are Chanel and Stevo – a couple from South Africa who left their 9-to-5 in March 2015 to travel around the world. Why? Well, we were stuck living a very comfortable life, and then decided to give everything up for a life of adventure; a life where we could chase the most unique experiences in the world, and literally stop at nothing to make it happen (we even scrubbed toilets for a month in order to see Sweden’s Lake District). But here’s a little more information about us and the background to our story:
Selling everything we owned and leaving home was one of the scariest things we ever did, but it allowed us live our dream, and really craft our creative pursuits. You see, before we left, we were both working as creatives in advertising. Stevo was an Art Director at South Africa’s biggest ATL agency, working on brands such as Nike, Virgin Atlantic and LG (winning multiple awards including two Cannes Lions during his eight-year career), and Chanel was the Cannes-winning Creative Director at a social media start-up also in Johannesburg, working on various social media strategies and creative campaigns for Vodafone and Barclays Africa, and several other South African brands.
Since leaving those lives and taking the ‘How Far From Home’ journey, we’ve been lucky to be involved in many amazing projects. We currently blog for The Huffington Post, create photographic and video content monthly for Facet by Tastemade, we’ve partnered with brands such as Topdeck Travel, TomTom, and Element Clothing on various photo, video and social media campaigns, and we were even invited to share our story on the Design Indaba stage in Cape Town, earlier this year.
And now it’s time for our next chapter – we want to work with you!
Our love for photography has grown over the years but really exploded when Instagram launched, and we were honoured to have our How Far From Home story featured by them shortly after we left on our journey. Adventure photography has become our niche and the reason we wake up in the morning. Below is a basic portfolio showcasing some photos we’ve taken in our favourite destinations around the world. As there are two of us, there are always two perspectives from each location (which is what you’d get if you hired us – two hungry creatives who deliver more than what you expect).
Our current toolkit:
If you’re curious to see the behind the scenes of the creation of the Beautiful Destinations Chocolate Feed, here’s a quick video we made: