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Recently I was asked to write down why I am interested in travel photography…
Well, I love the way I feel when I travel.
I remember wishing to be a travel agent when I grew-up, and I fulfilled that ‘dream’ at STA Travel, only to realise that I’d rather be the one doing the traveling. I got into the media industry to fund my addiction; ultimately, it propelled me to embark on a working stint overseas.
What interests me most about travel is anthropology; there’s nothing more inspiring than immersing yourself in another culture and being able to “walk in another person’s shoes,” to quote Anthony Bourdain.
To me, documenting travel means that writing and photography go hand-in-hand; placing images alongside words better tells the story. I’m interested in showing the reality of a place or space – using words and images to stimulate a response, a feeling. Whether…
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As the towering mountains gave way to prairie flatlands, the big city congestion greeted me as I cycled into Calgary and struggled to find the Hosteling International hostel on the east side of downtown.
A vibrant city with loads to do, I quickly settled into the hostel life and joined the party and bbq. Before you knew it, a group of us were off to Cowboys nightclub – touted the best bar in town! Advertising for Cowboys – “Cowboys has been the biggest and best venue for boot-scooting fun every night in Calgary Proven by those who pack the club each week. Whether it’s the wannabe cowboys and cowgirls or the horse-riding, hay-pitching variety, they all find what they’re looking for at Cowboys.” Not wrong – the place was packed. I didn’t stand a chance in the crowd of partygoers and cowboy hats!
We headed off the next day to…
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