I fell in love with photography the first time I ever picked up a camera. When I was around 13 when I got my first camera (well before camera phones!), and for years, I’d carry it in my bag everywhere I went, trying to capture every moment so I could remember it forever.

Long after I’d upgraded to my first DSLR, I realised that I had something called “aphantasia” – a totally blind mind’s eye – and my desire to take photos to remember moments was born from that. For a long time, I struggled with making photos for memories, making photos for work, and making photos for art, and in a lot of ways I still do. I love capturing moments so I can hold onto special times, but I also love macro and landscape photography, and, as a travel writer, photography is a big part of my job, too.

Eventually, I realised that I can do all three, but sometimes they might miss the mark, and that’s okay. As with all creative pursuits, we’re always improving. We learn best by doing. And I do love taking photos. Probably a bit too much, actually, as my backlist numbers well into the hundreds of thousands.

And so, while I go through the backlist and start sorting through the best shots from the last 20+ years – which include trips to nearly 50 different countries – here are just a few of my favourites.

Link to My Workshops
Link to My Photography
Link to My Portfolio
Link to My Substack: Making Lemonade