I‘ve just read an article called “How to travel” (I know, I don’t know why I bothered either) by an author who is against the idea of travelling with cameras. Take a notebook instead, she said. Scribble your thoughts and your dreams. Don’t live your life through a lens. Well, I’m a notebook person. I write everywhere, all the time. A few days ago I even wrote half an article on a Bogotá bus, because I was so worried I would lose my train of thought. And I still think she misses the point. Some moments are so rare, so beautiful and so representative of a place, only a photograph will do.
My holiday snaps rarely see the light of day but today I was nominated to enter them in a photo competition, run by Thomas Cook. They’re looking for travel photographs which represent the four elements; earth, water, fire and air. I’ve found a picture to explore each of those and suggest my compadres Barranquilla or Bust, Beyond Blighty, A Year Without Peanut Butter, Richard McColl and Not In The Pink do the same. Viva la fotografía!
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