April 18, 2016 1 Comment

My interest in photography began around six years ago, when I received my first camera as a Christmas gift. I remember thinking it was the best thing in the world; I would obsess over taking photographs of my friends and my surroundings and I would love going home at the end of every dinner or day trip to the beach and whittling them down to my favourites.
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Five years later, studying Art History at the University of St Andrews, I have a completely different understanding of photography, how I can improve my skills and how to think critically when taking photographs. Studying Art History made me want to travel and see all the wonderful art I was discussing so desperately, and so I did.
My interest in travelling finally materialised when I spent ten weeks travelling through East Asia with my boyfriend. For me photography became a way of sharing my experiences with the people at home or, in the case of my blog, for people who had an interest in the places I was visiting. I remember after being too embarrassed to share my work for so long, getting the feedback I need to continue documenting my travels with both photographs and words. My previous trips I had already photographed, and I was able to add more and more content to the blog to make it what it is today.
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I love to travel, and I love to capture every detail I can of each place I visit in order to share it. This summer we will be spending five weeks travelling through Europe and a subsequent five in Bali, Flores Kuala Lumpur and Komodo.
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jenfabian
jenfabian

November 04, 2016

nice shots!

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