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When you drive through the countryside, through the small towns and villages you are often confronted by the symbols of failure… houses stand derelict, vehicles lie rusting in the sun, crumbling factories, boarded up shop and you wonder… what happened here?

Sometimes your imagination wanders and you see happy laughing children on the stoep, men in hats working the land, shopkeepers sharing  a joke with their customers and images of how it once must have been flood your mind.

Shattered dreams is an imaginary journey into what might have happened.

A journey to discover and photograph the shattered dreams and hopes of those who have abandoned a dream, and left it behind… and to tell a story of their passing.

Some might view the photographs and choose to imagine their own story. Some might question the validity of the written stories.

Others might experience a moment of regret for what might have been.

But SHATTERED DREAMS does what all books are supposed to do… set your imagination free!!

Jann Bader

After many successful years in the creative departments of the top advertising agencies in South Africa and abroad, Jann Bader moved away from city life into the bush to pursue a lifelong passion for the hospitality industry – he built, operated and then sold game lodges as far afield as the greater Kruger National Park and the Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape before turning his hand to opening a specialist hospitality industry consulting company which assists lodges and guest houses to achieve their full potential.

Writing and photography have enabled Jann to travel the length and breadth of South Africa and the neighboring countries with a sense of purpose.

Shattered Dreams is his third published work