The Glass Passport
The Glass Passport
International Photography Project

A simple foundation with many forms.

Instead of charging a full rate for my service as a photographer I instead travel by trading my work for all my needs.

The core three being the transport needed to move me from location-to-location, somewhere to stay and food to keep me running as well as any other occasional oddities that may be needed to progress and keep this human healthy and sane (visas, vaccinations, deodorant, beer, etc).

Each photography project and host that provides this is one in a series of 'Trades' all of which are documented here. By arranging these trades back-to-back I continue to travel between countries and continents without needing money.

Finding out what happens existing simply off trading the value I can offer for what I need.

Watch the video above or read through the FAQ to learn more.

Richard Tilney-Bassett

In July 2016 I distilled my life into a suitcase and my office into a rucksack and set out to travel to every continent despite lacking experience, connections and funds. Everything that has followed is documented here.

It was a decision triggered from a unwillingness to wait for someone else's say so to create the changes I sought and a pursuit grown from a believe that the answer to what my place in the world is was to be was to be found in throwing myself out into it.

Doing more work.

Going beyond where I had been before by setting a goal on a scale I had no idea how to achieve.

And in doing so... perhaps the answer is the least important part.

Richard Tilney-Bassett


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