Photography is a very personal journey for me, a constant path of self improvement creatively, business wise and since it’s an adventure also physically – I just enjoy a challenge. I consider myself very blessed with great clients and work opportunities and thought I’d share with you my TOP 5 experiences of 2015.
Here’s to a very prosperous 2016 for all of us!
#1 Mountains Galore
For the past two winter seasons having Chamonix as my base has been one of the biggest blessings… these world class mountains inspire me to push what I can do with a camera, and as part of that I’ve been enjoying improving my skiing and alpine skills.
#2 Ginger & Lemon Tea and Glacier GREY
A trip to Patagonia was like a gift that keeps on giving. It’s been an amazing experience all round but kayaking with ice bergs on Chile’s Lake Grey was certainly one of the big highlights. And the homemade Ginger & Lemon tea never tasted better.
#3 Green Adventures in the Deep Blue
There’s not much light 30 meters below the surface but there is sea life in abundance. I’ve been enjoying my progression into more advanced diving and learning to handle underwater cameras. It’s all about new experiences all-round.
#4 Dreaming of Being First
Standing in a replica of Chambi’s studio and posing against one of the original portrait backgrounds… Teo Allain Chambi while passing me his grandfathers camera said – ‘Here’s the baby.’
Martin Chambi photographed with this ‘portable’ camera so many iconic images of Machu Picchu and Quachua people and further on became one the most important photographers in the history of South America.
#5 Four Hooves in the Dirt
Somehow there’s been a lot of horseback riding in my life in 2015… Cordillera HuayHuash, natural horsemanship lessons in Bulgaria and lots of Gaucho like experiences in Patagonia but riding on the Atacama desert was one of my personal highlights.