Sunday, 27 July 2008

Alex is leaving WE!!

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our cameraman, the intrepid adventurer, Alex is leaving us. He has been manning the camera and bringing you Djuma LIVE for 8 months with out complaining or missing a beat. To say that he has been a much loved member of our team is a huge understatement.

He has decided to continue his African adventure and gain more varied experience as a wildlife filmmaker. I have no doubt that Alex will make an important impression on our industry and world. I am also confident that WE have not seen the last of him. The door will always be open for you Alex, and the Jiga will always wait for you. May the wind stay at your back, may the animals always perform for you and I personally hope that the tech gremlins never find you. WE will remain in your nature and hope that you will come back home one day ... good luck.

Alex will be flying out on Thursday the 31st July, so his last drive will be on Wednesday afternoon. 

Graham 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alex, its so sad to see you go but it has been a pleasure getting to see your camera skills. I wish you the best of luck in life and am certain you will excell in everything you do. Its so sad you are leaveing but you will truly be missed by ppl all over the world and I hope to see you again 1 day. I will defently miss you!

Blueeydlibra

Sandi/AZ said...

Alex,
Am very sorry to hear of your upcoming departure. It has been a joy to visit with you and I know you will do well wherever you may go.
God's speed and thank you for the amazing photos - it's in your nature.

Sandi/Arizona/USA

Eleanor, NYC said...

I'm not sure my previous comment went through - I'm new to this kind of thing. So I'll write once more.....

Alex, you've been a very special part of WE -- your photography work is wonderful. When you work with Pieter, it's as if you are one person; he talks and your camera is right there to show what he is describing, including close ups of tails and feet!

I know we'll all miss you. Please keep in touch via WE re your new adventures so that we can share them with us.
Cheers,
Eleanor

Claire-M. said...

Oh nooooooooooo! Not another one to leave a scar on my heart by going on his dream!

To be a WildEarth viewer, part of WE family, one has to have a very large heart surface to collect all the scars left behind by our amazing friends.

Once again I'll have to go into processing LOVE to my MEMORY OF SWEET SOUVENIRS... Oh! yes I know that I'll feel proud to have known you for those short 8 months and, be happy to open that drawer labeled to Alexander Sletten's name.

But for the moment, I can't be brave enough to look at the future, the present is clouded in sadness.

A few minutes ago I was happily praising with statistics your performance of this morning on Pieter's blog just above this one ... Now ... well ...

Claire-M.

Anonymous said...

ok this is getting out of hand,first nick & helen,then hayley,then jan and now alex .who is going to next?????what is going on over there in WE?????? we are so sad about alex leaving us .i would not be surprise if pieter is going to next.

Anonymous said...

We will all be sad to see you go Alex.I know whatever you tackle next,you will excell in! We'll hold our breath in the hope that we'll see you again, Be safe and happy!....Jeanne
Tampa,Florida