Make it happen...

 

Somehow I've managed to be a travel photographer for over 20 years! Slightly bizarrely I have managed to get away with travelling around the world, going to some incredible locations (and some not!) and getting paid to do it. It felt like a rather unrealistic idea when I started out and I had to work hard at photography and some of the more tedious jobs that London could provide, until after 5 years I was finally just breaking even with photography. I now look back and can't quite believe it is me who has been lucky enough to go to some of the places I have been to. At times it hasn't been easy and although the rewards haven't always been financialy great, I have been rewarded in so many other ways. Travel photography has been my plan A and that's what I have stuck to.

I now have young children who are now forming their own dreams. I wouldn't recommend travel photography to them, but what I would recommend is to do what they think will reward them the most - Make It Happen!