photographer /fəˈtɒɡrəfə/ Learn to pronounce
a person who takes photographs, especially as a job. "a freelance press photographer"
photography /fəˈtɒɡrəfi/ Learn to pronounce
the art or practice of taking and processing photographs.
Like many I love photography, I love the creative editing, I love that it is my vision and most of all I love how it has frozen a moment in my timeline on this blue planet.
But in todays world I find it difficult to find depth; with so many pictures that are constantly uploaded on numerous social media platforms it is sometimes really heartbreaking to see at least 50 percent of the feed is saturated with someone taking a selfie with this stunning background and a big head in the way of the view or we get the used preset for that well poised beach picture that the boyfriend/girlfriend took twenty minutes to take.
Now don't get me wrong I understand that today the real world is actually what we have right in front of us and uploading and creating content will constantly keep you seen and can earn you some cash. But please can we get back down to basics and actually stop looking for attention, being fake and pretending to be happy, also maybe share a good fucking honest story that goes with the picture too.
1 - Hide and Seek
2 - Still Blue
3 - Chaac has Arrived
4 - The Shoemaker
5 - Unique and underrated
6 - A New World
7 - Melchsee Wave
8 - A perfect Corona
9 - Rum O'Clock
10 - Parque Lage
Hide and Seek - Xcaret, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Xcaret sits close to Playa del Carmen and is a natural and cultural experience you will love.
With its underground rivers, aquarium, aviary, butterfly pavilion spending the day here with my students whilst I was teaching in the area was an unforgettable day.
Although nature is in an abundance here it was whilst sitting down eating lunch that I saw a slight movement in the tree in front of me. Upon investigating and getting a little closer I then realised that this huge iguana hid itself away from all the screaming children running around. Tucked nice a deep inside the broken bark of the tree I guess it thought if it couldn't see us, we wouldn't be able to see it. He guessed wrong and I immediately grabbed my phone and took this lovely shot.
Still Blue - Sempachersee, Luzern, Switzerland.
When we all think of Switzerland we have this automatic vision of huge mountains, lush green hills or chocolate.
Here as the sun faded away I realised how striking the colours were and how calm the lake was, so naturally being on the waters edge I thought I would try the long exposure feature on the iPhone.
Managing to get what looks like a watercolour without a big mountain taking up the focus of the picture I thought this would give a different view of what is the most picturesque country in Europe.