I’m a twenty-something* Brit who loves the great outdoors and has two main desires in life: to travel and photograph. I’m very happy when doing one but I’m in heaven when doing them together. I also have a love for hiking and snorkelling, crazy adventures, islands, and offbeat places – all of which my poor camera(s) have to endure, and all of which you’ll find here on my travel blog.
Things I hate? Socks. I got chill blanes from not wearing socks in the winter, though equally I got trench foot on a hike once when I wore some for too long. Either way I still don’t like wearing them… I have an uncharacteristically-British dislike of tea or coffee which can get quite awkward as people try to figure out what I do drink. Instead I’m a bit obsessed with water. Yeah, I’m a bit weird.
Moving on, my formal background is in writing: I did a degree in English and worked at a university for five years writing, editing, and proof reading content. During this time I taught myself photography and gradually my focus turned to photography – portraits, events, editorials, and even design. I’ve been a freelance photographer for the last three years now, and I teach photojournalism for 12 weeks a year at the same university.
Whilst all of this was going on my desire to travel only ever grew. I had my first taste of travelling solo at 18, when I signed up for volunteer work in Canada. It was both terrifying and awesome. Since then I’ve been to over 25 countries, often by myself and always on a budget, always photographing along the way.