Far from the maddening crowd…
I have always loved to travel. Experiencing new places and discovering the world.
Every place has a story. A history, a present and a future – all to be discovered. Every where is different and constantly changing. Every day is new.
Sometimes the places that you think would offer little, can strike an inner chord that you never knew was there. Sometimes it’s the vibe of a place and sometimes the aroma that can make an everlasting impression.
We all experience places in differing ways, with differing expectations. Finding the soul of a place is why I travel. This is why I recommend travel to everyone, because we all experience new in our own individual ways.
Staying in one place and strengthening the bond with the place we live in is nirvana for many. However for the traveler it’s a sense of freedom that comes with travel that we live for. It’s not about neglecting our duties but more about the sense of claustrophobia of being in a box that inhibits us as individuals.
Simply put when I travel, I am trying to discover more of who I am and who we are. In ways that reveal the best of the human spirit. As William Shakespeare put it “all the world is a stage”. What you see and understand of what goes on, on that stage is up to you.
All I can do is to try and put into my images, feelings of what, where and when and leave the why to the audience. How these things all join together to create an image. Discovering human stories that reveal more about ourselves and the planet we inhabit, through discovering the architecture and the art, food and environment that can be quite distilling.
What is it about a place that can make us more human. More considerate, more connected to ourselves and those around us. Is it the space, the air we breath in that environment, is it the intimacy from the streets we walk. What is it that makes a great place, is it the creativity or the people. In lots of ways travel is a pilgrimage to finding a Zen moment in unexpected places.
I hope you enjoy the images. Feel free to connect by email.