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Tell us about yourself
I am a travel and adventure photographer based in Twin Falls, Idaho. Aside from photography, I love watching cinema and reading, studying different mythologies, going to the gym and meditating. daily.
Why do you travel and PHOTOGRAPH YOUR JOURNEYS?
I travel because I feel that each time I go somewhere new, I gain a new perspective of the world and even myself. I hope that through my images, I can tell compelling stories while also inspiring others to get out and enjoy nature.
What IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING OR ITEM TO PHOTOGRAPH?
I love photographing a beautiful landscape, but even more so, I love photographing the moments of people enjoying those landscapes. The small moments are what I try to capture.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
I don’t know if I would call it a travel hack, but I always keep my gear with my wherever I go. I use a backpack that can only be opened from the back (where it sits on my back) so that people can’t try to unzip it without me knowing.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
A good book.
What destination are you eager to go back to?
Hawaii for sure. I spent about a week there on Oahu, and didn’t feel like I got to explore nearly as much as I wanted. I need to go island hopping next time. I also feel that I have grown immensly as a photographer and would love to see the photos I would take compared to what I took last time.
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
Doing all the research I can before hand is very important so you know what to expect. Always making sure I am aware of my surroundings and making sure I’m not putting myself into any questionable circumstances. A lot of it comes down to common sense.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Again, I’d say research so know exactly what you want to do. Then when there, talk to the locals, find out what they are doing, what’s popular to them. Not just the popular tourist spots.
What’s your favourite word in another language?
I am a big dork and you’ll see why. I love the saying “Mabuti tubig” in Tagalog which translates to “good water”. It’s nothing special but it was one of the first phrases I learned in another language and I thought it sounded funny. Also, I don’t know much of other languages so this is what I am going with haha.
When and where are you next travelling?
It’s hard to say right now with everything going on with the pandemic, but I would love to make it to Tuscany, Italy at some point. In April/May, I will be heading back east to the Maine Coast which is a place I first when to about two years ago