Summiting Kilimanjaro: capturing an ancient and changeable mountain
In 2014 I spent two weeks camping in the Serengeti National Park and I had the opportunity to visit the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. It seemed so out of place to have this lifeless glacial peak surrounded by open planes and riverine forests teaming with wildlife.
Karma are the stars: visions of Nepal
To load the film requires me to remove my gloves. Soon after I remove my gloves, my hands begin to shake. All around me the white out goes a-shivering and a-howling, and the prayer flags are flapping blue white red green yellow. The ambitious ascent of 2000 metres over the past days has me feeling dizzy and disoriented— I load the roll of film incorrectly.
Nick Harwart: Sensory overload in Morocco
“During my first trip to Morocco 2014, I thought I wouldn’t be able to stand the stress my camera caused, with all its continual negotiations. On my return trip two years later, I found that if I wanted to make images that showed more than souks and camels in the desert, I had to learn to relax in chaotic places.”
A guide to Sri Lanka’s eco-retreats
Sri Lanka is a changing country – the recent flux of tourism has undoubtedly caused the country growing pains, however some local hotels are striving to value and maintain the economy and ecologies that make the place such a destination.
Immense, wild and humble: The seduction of Uruguay and Argentina
On one side of the Rio de la Plata sits the giant Argentina, with its cultural strength and breathtaking landscapes.
On the other side, more reserved and characterised by a tender humility, sits Uruguay, with its discreet beauty, wild landscapes, and varied fauna and luxuriant flora.
Sam Abell: The Quiet Photographer – Part 2
It seems to me that this is the golden age of amateur photography. How do professionals, that is those who are committed documentary, editorial, photojournalists, how do we go about telling stories that are convincing and compelling in a visually saturated environment?
Sam Abell: The Quiet Photographer – Part 1
National Geographic photographer Sam Abell has defined his career with patience. There is no dull section of a Sam Abell photograph, the frame is layered from back to front with compelling imagery. This can be a slow process, it can take days, weeks, or in some cases months for the right opportunity to present itself.
Luca Tombolini: LS X
We live in a frame of mind which is determined by where and when we’re born and the kind of culture we are exposed to. Seeking what we might be outside of this frame is what I’m trying to do in my solo trips.
Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom continues to document our relationship with risk in her new film Mountain
Just three centuries ago we were terrified of mountains because gods and monsters lived there, yet in this incredible short period of time we’ve come to throwing ourselves off them.
What causes familiarity towards a place you have never been before?
Q&A is a photographic project that explores the semi-fictionalised, hyperreal version of America that people hold in their heads.
Bloom: Aussie filmmaker Julian Lucas captures the beautiful loneliness of Japan
As a solo traveller, I was really enjoying getting lost into filming. When you turn up to a place with a camera (I didn’t the first time), you observe things in a different way. You really look at everyone and what they’re doing
Catherine Lemblé: Arctic Silence
It’s been three years since I’ve been travelling alone. A lot of people ask whether I felt lonely during these trips. I went to the French Alps and stayed in a cabin alone for a month but felt neither alone nor scared. I’m surrounded by the splendour of nature and I meet beautiful and interesting people.
“You can do this Louise” – Travelling solo along the Annapurna Circuit
My feet were in agony, my fingers once again were being stabbed by the cold. Putting my pack back on will remain one of the most demoralising things I’ve ever had to do.
Jonathon Collins: Towards Eastern Suns
The greatest part of any adventure is the unknown: a real adventure comes from no plan, spontaneity in decision-making, meeting people from all walks of life, interacting with cultures or religions that you previously haven’t, and a sense of resetting your life with each new place or journey.
Meet the junk rafts and gutter punks of the Venice Canals
There were many rafts over the course of the four years and all were built with salvaged materials. The construction boom happening in NYC in the mid-2000s provided a lot of scrap material that we pulled from dumpsters.
Meet the junk rafts and gutter punks of the Venice Canals
There were many rafts over the course of the four years and all were built with salvaged materials.more
Asiaviva – A story told through music and photography
I have selected twenty photographs from my journey to the Philippines and Japan and have related these to twenty of the songs which always accompany me.
Kevin Faingnaert: Far-flung cultures and everyday lives
I try to never lose the ability to wonder or to be amazed by people I meet and places I come across, even in my own street.
Travel photography and the art of spontaneity
I love the unexpected, uncontrollable moments that just happen. That’s why I suppose spontaneity is really the crux of the best art I’ve done. That, and I just really love the process of making things.
Self-portraits as self-discovery with Edie Sunday
My self-portraits help me live with myself a little better. I escape my own internal negative filter of feeling flawed, undesirable or broken, into just feeling human.
Mayan families are striving to preserve Guatemalan culture through education
Sydney based photographer Karina Illovska went to Guatemala through Photographers Without Borders to document the work of Mayan Families.
Lusatia – Germany’s polluted wasteland that’s turning into a holiday destination
In the past the air quality was very bad. There was this saying that if you put a white shirt out in the garden to dry when you came out it would be grey or black.
Adventure doesn’t have to be gendered: A young woman’s 2 months alone in the wilds of Mongolia
There are countless stories that tell of a young man, lost and uncertain, who sets out on a whirlwind adventure and figures out who he really is. It is a sad reality that amongst the great classic adventure stories, very few (if any) of the protagonists are female.
Discover life on the road as a documentary photographer
Behind many of my most worthwhile images there was a journey leading up to it that involved some sort of hardship, whether physically or mentally.
Patagonia: Beautiful but bittersweet
Without a doubt, choosing to travel has produced the most imaginative, intoxicating, and illuminating experiences in my life. It has given me love, compassion, knowledge, power and pain.
When it’s Christmas in Cuba life goes on as usual
It’s my third trip here and I’ve heard the same story dozens of times : Cubans feel stuck and unable to move forward; like they’re trapped in a natural paradise. In the meantime, life goes on.
James Wright – Somewhere in Scotland
I spent years of my childhood pouring over atlases and leafing through National Geographic Magazines which ignited my travel lust. Experiencing different landscape, smells, sounds and cultures first hand makes the world seem both big and small.
Idle Theory Bus
Do I have a home? It’s hard to say. I live in a 1976 bus named Sunshine with my boyfriend James.more
In Memory of a Monolith: How evolved are we really?
As humans we are attracted to darkness but want to observe from a safe distance. Only when danger is close enough, we’ll use our intelligence to come up with solutions.
Night Project: Blurring the lines between cinema and photography
I perceive my photographic work through a director’s eyes, however, the difference in my vision, is that the whole world is a stage. It’s an intense sensation of “limitless”. I like to recreate a fantastic universe of dreams and travels.
Bothies – The Far-flung Mountain Shelters of the British Isles
Far from civilization and mostly accessible only by foot, bothies are secluded mountain shelters scattered across the British Isles, tirelessly maintained by volunteers from the Mountain Bothies Association.
‘As God Wills It’ – 100 miles of fate and fortune in Morocco
Arriving back in Marrakech, I felt like I had truly been to outer space and back; I felt like I had seen landscapes that could not exist on our planet. I felt like I had stepped both back and out of time and had seen and briefly experienced a different way of living, of one without time and without fear.
Heather Burn: Being less nostalgic about Scotland with Mat Hay
Having grown up here, was quite different from how it’s represented and how people view it from outside, specifically in regards to the rural areas. And this concerned me.
The North Atlantic Passage
I spend my evenings seeking the elusive Northern Lights, mapping my routes, charging my batteries, and getting ready to wake before sunrise to start my day.
‘Photography is fiction’ – a conversation with Reuben Wu
Photography is a fiction. It’s a frame of a film which hasn’t been made, or a line from a forgotten poem. I always create in camera as much as possible, because it is also about the experience of what is in front of you at the time.
Dylan Johnston’s Collection of America
After driving through so much of the country I was fortunate to see dozens of different environments and lifestyles and meet many new people, some of whom I was able to photograph. This collection of images is a sample of the America I saw during those two weeks on the road.
The Outsider: A photographic record of nomadic life in Mongolia
“Lately I have spent some time with people who believe they are their ancestors. They believe they are the same entity passed down through bloodlines from one person to the next, mapped from generation to generation.”
Richard Gaston: A Year in Scotland
Adventure has given me the opportunity to develop my character as a person and as a professional; discovering my interest in exploration came late on in my life, I was tired, impatient and my priorities were all wrong.
Adventure Club: Cuba 2017
Rum, revolutionaries and retro cars – Cuba has a back-in-time appeal. Though a trip to Cuba seems undoubtedly romantic and exciting, you’ll need to understand how the island works to get the best out of your visit.
Welcome to ‘The Jungle’ – The notorious asylum seeker camp of Calais
It’s a sad day when you feel embarrassed to talk about the place you call home because it has the cruelest treatment of refugees on the planet. We hope in some small way our photos can open up further dialogue about treating refugees more humanely and create social and political change.
Tony Butt: Oceanographer, Patagonia Ambassador, Surfer of Mammoth-Sized Waves
Tony Butt is sure an impressive human being, not only because he rides waves the size of three-story buildings, but for the humble and extreme, mundane and exhilarating, sustainable unsustainable life that he leads.
An open heart on the opposite side
Théo de Gueltzl started his journey one year and a half ago in Los Angeles. He bought a Toyota Pick Up, built a wooden structure to fit a mattress and a life on the road.
Unity Divided: Life in Bentiu
Destroyed during the South Sudan civil war, this once bustling town in the middle of country’s oil region is now littered with the rusted frames of burnt out cars and shot up houses.
‘The Westographer’ and the forgotten suburbs of Melbourne
It’s surprising to see a lot of people’s living spaces of a certain age – what they surround themselves with and how they decorate their houses. They’re like living museums. It’s often an incredible level of chaos and madness that they live amongst
Stranded in Shibuya: Halloween in Tokyo
I loved the contrast between the peaceful Japanese nature and the grotesque mess of sexual, horrifying and DIY characters. The next day I bought more rolls of film and missed the train for a second night in a row…
Photographing Cuba with just two rolls of film
I don’t know whether it was the heat or just a technical malfunction, but when the two batteries for your camera die on the first day of a trip around Cuba it’s the beginning of a nightmare.