Travel Photography Reinvented

Welcome to my travel photography blog! Everything’s got a beginning, and so is the case here – it’s my very first post. I’m not embarrassed to admit it, though, nothing great ever starts overnight! And it will be great, I promise. Just bear with me and I’ll give you plenty of reasons to stick around!

It’s probably not going to be what you’d expect from a typical first blog post, but there’s nothing wrong about being different, is there? I’ll let you be the judge. Let me kick start with a couple of my favourite photos and some out-loud thinking about the past and the future of travel photography.

Stonehenge is one of world’s most famous prehistoric monuments dating back as far as 3000 BC. The landmark is comprised of massive upright stones arranged in a circular layout. The biggest stones, known as sarsens, stand 9 metres tall and weight up to 50 tons each.
Stonehenge is one of world’s most famous prehistoric monuments dating back as far as 3000 BC. The landmark is comprised of massive upright stones arranged in a circular layout. The biggest stones, known as sarsens, stand 9 metres tall and weight up to 50 tons each.
A four-post single-nave stave church originally built around 1200 in the parish of Vang, Norway, and moved in 1842 to the town of Karpacz in Poland.
A four-post single-nave stave church originally built around 1200 in the parish of Vang, Norway, and moved in 1842 to the town of Karpacz in Poland.

A New Way To Explore

Our world’s beautiful, but also pretty big. Life’s awesome, but also rather short. There are so many places to be and things to see, but so little time to visit them all. On the positive note, unlike our parents or their parents before them, we’re much closer to those distant places than you’d think. Only few clicks away, in fact.

That’s because we have internet, and we have social media. We may not be able to physically visit all the 196 countries that divide our planet, but the online world has no borders. It’s unbelievable what we can find; amazing how much we can see, and learn, without leaving the comfort of our armchairs.

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress built during the colonial era on top of San Lazaro Hill in Cartagena, Colombia. Climbing to the very top of its walls opens up a beautiful view on the city’s skyline, which every travel photography enthusiast would appreciate.
Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress built during the colonial era on top of San Lazaro Hill in Cartagena, Colombia. Climbing to the very top of its walls opens up a beautiful view on the city’s skyline, which every travel photography enthusiast would appreciate.
An offshore lighthouse braving stormy waters. Image captured from the top of white chalk cliffs near Eastbourne in East Sussex, England. It was extremely cold and windy, but thanks to travel photography you don’t have to suffer in order to see the view.
An offshore lighthouse braving stormy waters. Image captured from the top of white chalk cliffs near Eastbourne in East Sussex, England. It was extremely cold and windy, but thanks to travel photography you don’t have to suffer in order to see the view.

Strength’s In The Numbers

Internet’s just a tool, however. It’s the collective power of people like you and me that made it all possible. No single photographer would ever be able to document the world alone, but millions of photographers together? That’s a completely different story.

Some do it for work, some do it for fun; others don’t even realise they are doing it! The truth is that with each and every new photo taken and shared, ‘the library’ is getting bigger. You know, the internet. And whether you call yourself a photographer or not, you’re likely contributing too.

That’s because ‘the ordinary’ for you may be not so ordinary for someone across the globe. For instance, there’s people who have never seen snow, and those living in areas where snow is present most of the year. Interest in each other’s photos could be naturally explained.

A small, snow-covered wooden cottage in the mountain town of Karpacz in Poland. Right behind the illuminated building starts a dense forest, which on this photo looks particularly dark and cold.
A small, snow-covered wooden cottage in the mountain town of Karpacz in Poland. Right behind the illuminated building starts a dense forest, which on this photo looks particularly dark and cold.
One of numerous vintage American cars you can find across Cuba. Until recently introduced regulations people could only buy cars that were built before the 1959 revolution. Even though modern cars became available, their prices are far too high for vast majority of people to afford them.
One of numerous vintage American cars you can find across Cuba. Until recently introduced regulations people could only buy cars that were built before the 1959 revolution. Even though modern cars became available, their prices are far too high for vast majority of people to afford them.

Future of Travel Photography

It all started round 1800, when we basically invented photography. The term travel photography didn’t exist back then. Now, we’re looking at photos taken on the surface of Mars. That’s not really travel photography any more, or is it?

If you can fly drones to take photos then I’d say you can use slightly bigger devices, slightly further away from earth, just like the one NASA used on Mars. I think that’s just a new generation of travel photography that we’re yet to experience. And the question should be, how far will travel photography go?

Sun shining through a window of Casa Terracota, a very unique building made entirely from clay. It is located on the outskirts of Villa de Leyva in Boyaca, Colombia. Travel photography is as much about those lesser known places as it is about the famous landmarks.
Sun shining through a window of Casa Terracota, a very unique building made entirely from clay. It is located on the outskirts of Villa de Leyva in Boyaca, Colombia. Travel photography is as much about those lesser known places as it is about the famous landmarks.
Stainless steel and concrete design of Westminster underground station in London. This photo shows the new, deep levels of the station opened in 1999 as part of the Jubilee line extension.
Stainless steel and concrete design of Westminster underground station in London. This photo shows the new, deep levels of the station opened in 1999 as part of the Jubilee line extension.

Travel Photography By Me

Like millions of other photographers, I too will try to grab your attention by sharing my travel photos and stories. My mission is simple – to make my images look different to all those millions of photos that have been taken already! Challenging? Yes, but life’s boring without challenges!

If you like exploring and can appreciate a slightly different approach to traditional photography then you came to the right place. I’ll always make sure that your attention is worth your time by putting enough of my time and attention into my work, you have my word.

Fountains Abbey is one of those magical places straight out of a dream. It’s a ruined yet well preserved monastery, which was founded in 1132 and operated for over 400 years before king Henry VIII ordered the dissolution of all Catholic monasteries in England.
Fountains Abbey is one of those magical places straight out of a dream. It’s a ruined yet well preserved monastery, which was founded in 1132 and operated for over 400 years before king Henry VIII ordered the dissolution of all Catholic monasteries in England.
Champ de Mars is a large park in Paris and home to the magnificent Eiffel Tower - a symbol of France. It’s a great place to come and chill, regardless whether it’s day or night. If you're into travel photography, this is a place you have to visit if you haven't done so yet.
Champ de Mars is a large park in Paris and home to the magnificent Eiffel Tower – a symbol of France. It’s a great place to come and chill, regardless whether it’s day or night. If you’re into travel photography, this is a place you have to visit if you haven’t done so yet.

Time To See My Portfolio

Liked what you’ve seen? Craving for more? Have a look at my photo galleries – sit down, relax and enjoy the ride!