About | Emma Strumpman

Hi, I’m Emma. I’m a 23-year-old Film & Media graduate from Cape Town, and I’m not a fan of biographies.

What I am a fan of, though, is the great outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, beach-bumming, walking the city streets, paddling down a river, hanging out with some wildlife or enjoying a picnic lunch, I love to be outside. It’s part of my unrelenting need to explore, to never be too still for too long.

My Dad once told me that I should plan to a) make lots of money and then, b) chase the sun. Being a typical post-graduate student, I’m a bit short on the former, so I don’t know how far I’ll be getting, but that’s the most exciting bit – I get to figure it out as I go along. And as I’ve discovered, one really doesn’t have to physically travel too far to fulfil that sense of adventure – you just have to open your mind to discovering new things, take a shot left off the proverbial beaten path and live a little. This is something I keep in mind on a daily basis. I live in Cape Town, a dynamic city so well documented and praised it often seems difficult to find a new perspective. But, I’m always up for a challenge.

So, if you’re also a great fan of the great outdoors, of travelling, experiencing new places, new foods, new people and living your life to the fullest, then follow me – I don’t know where I’m going but I promise to go on some cool (read: outdoorsy) adventures on the way. And also to take cool photos and write cool things. And sometimes I’m even funny.

[Side note: “Why ‘bucketful’ you ask?” Well, I’ll tell you. Afrikaans is one of the 11 official languages of South Africa – my hood – and the Afrikaans word for “bucket” is “emmer”. Which is pronounced the same as “Emma”. Which is why my nickname is Bucket. Which is very sexy, I know.]

Very obsessed with rock pools, for swimming and discovering sea creatures.
Me ft. Spitzkoppe, Namibia
Me ft. Spitzkoppe, Namibia.
Hiking Lion’s Head never gets old.
Once a beach bum, always a beach bum.
I wish I was cool and actually could surf – but, a friend of mine just forced me to give it a try one day at Muizenberg for the sake of a photojourn essay, hence the photo.

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