I am 23 years old, Travel and Adventure Photographer born and raised in New Zealand. I have travelled to many countries across multiple continents, including Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. I specialise in Landscape and Adventure/Lifestyle photography, with experience shooting Wildlife and Portraits.
Why do you travel and PHOTOGRAPH YOUR JOURNEYS?
Since my first backpacking trip overseas I have been passionate about exploring new places. I love the thrill of experiencing a vibrant new culture, full of unfamiliar sights and sounds. Although travelling is popular amongst younger generations, I don’t think adventure travel is encouraged enough, considering the valuable lessons it can provide, and the way it can shape people into adults.
Stepping outside of my comfort zone has been extremely important in my development as a human, and I hope that by travelling to, and photographing/documenting new and exciting places, I can encourage people to do the same.
What IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING OR ITEM TO PHOTOGRAPH?
Nothing is more satisfying than capturing a portrait of an animal. Though it requires a lot of patience and care, the rare moment when you capture the perfect shot is beyond rewarding. I also love to shoot the mountains, the dynamic shapes, and various colour tones that snow-capped peaks provide, always amaze.
What’s your go-to travel hack?
Packing cubes! Keeping your gear, and luggage organised, is by far the easiest way to ensure a smoother trip.
Got any gear you can’t travel without?
Earplugs! and a portable power bank.
What destination are you eager to go back to?
Vietnam is top of my list of countries to return to. From the food to the landscapes, to the bustling street life, I feel like, after a month, I only scratched the surface.
How do you stay safe when you’re travelling?
Use your brain! Always be sensible whilst travelling, even when you feel comfortable in a new country, you never know when something could go wrong. Keeping your wits about you at all times can keep you out of a lot of sticky situations. Oh, and insurance is also a must.
What’s the best way to experience a destination like a local?
Spend time immersing yourself. Do your research, talk to the locals, and don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Trying something new and unfamiliar almost always results in an amazing experience.
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When and where are you next travelling?
Who knows when, but I’d love to return to Southeast Asia and explore more of the island regions. The middle east is also high on my list.