I've had this pining to visit places like the Pacific North West of America (Oregon, Washington state etc) for a while now. Brought on by all of these photography influences that kept on sharing this imagery of the geography and 'big nature' out there. One common theme would be photographs on the road driving through the trees. Evoking thoughts of travel and exploration. I perhaps felt I needed to travel to those places to get that shot and that experience. Yet here I was, getting those shots in my own country.
At the beginning of the year I wrote this annual review. An exercise to reflect on what you've achieved the year before and what you are setting out to achieve in the next year. Quitting my job and launching this project wasn't on there so it's been turned on its head to a certain extent but one thing that was on it is 'Explore what's on your doorstep'. Safe to say three months bouncing around UK finding initial trades have ticked that box.
This trade with Rabbie's - a tour company operating around the UK - provided yet another chance to explore even more of what's on my doorstep. Rabbie's covered me to head out on two of their tours departing from London (links and itineraries below) as well as a couple of night in London itself before, between and after the tours.
Once again I was a tourist in my own country. But, as the autumnal trees shift their colours, what a stunning country it can be.
Stratford-Upon-Avon | Ironbridge | Chester | Conwy | Snowdonia | Peak District | Chatsworth House | Lincoln | Cambridge
Avebury | Lacock | Bath | Cirencester | Bibury | Stow-On-The-Wold | Bampton | Oxford
British photographer moving between hosts and countries through a back-to-back series of creative trades. Exchanging my photography for all of my needs in a mission to reach every continent without needing money.