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Photography doesn’t always go according to plan and of course images aren’t always perfect. This is my honest and open behind the scenes look into what I do as an architecture, adventure and travel photographer.

 
The Story Behind The Images | Tskaltubo, Georgia

Ten years ago Georgia appeared onto my travel radar for the first time. However, back whilst I was backpacking I never did get round to visiting the place back then.

Roll onto 2016, and Georgia reappeared onto my radar whilst seeking new photography destinations and architecture locations to take images of. I visited firstly in March 2018 and have just this last week returned from my most recent trip to this stunningly beautiful country.

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Photographing Overgrown Locations...

Abandoned locations are now super popular of course, but there are ways in which to make images stand out. And one of those is selecting to shoot overgrown buildings or subjects, when a building is overgrown it really adds something to the final image. A real mix of decay, architecture and the outdoors and more importantly, IMPACT.

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The De Facto State – The blog post

A disputed territory on the black sea sandwiched between Georgia and Russia and over-looked by the Greater Caucacus mountains with a population of only around 340,000, Abhkazia is a former war-torn land that although might not appeal to some – for me it sounded like a paradise, away from the usual tourist hustle and bustle and promising not only stunning raw landscapes but also thousands of decaying and abandoned buildings.

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The New Benro Geared Head

Since getting into architecture and location photography back in 2013 I have always had a fascination with getting my images straight, something that I find incredibly frustrating to do using a ball-head, or god forbid a 3 way pan head. So back in 2015, I purchased a Manfrotto geared head to attach to my brand new Gitzo carbon fibre legs and I was super excited as at last my dream would be realised. 

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National Geographic Publication

In early March 2018 I was approached by National Geographic to have an image printed into an upcoming photography book release entitled Spectacle: Photographs of the Astonishing. 

The synopsis by Nat Geo reads, "This exquisite photo collection showcases awe-inducing moments from around the world, including stunning sights such as the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on display and more.

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