I travelled throughout Southern, Eastern and Central Africa for a year. As water is a rare resource on this continent, I didn’t expect to find much of it. But it appears almost everywhere – the only problem being its pollution which would normally prevent humans from consuming it. Sadly, this isn't an option in large areas of Africa. I started taking photographs of water where- and whenever I saw some. Whether it was a lake, river, sea, pool, waterhole, pond, waste water, dirty puddle or something else from which humans take water for their daily needs. The focus of the pictures is on the surroundings reflected in the water which makes only part of the situation comprehensible, giving the viewer the opportunity to make up their own mind about it. The series shows the contradiction between the visual beauty of water – even in the most poisonous puddle – and the usually unconscious consumption of this precious resource.