Paris, France | 2016. This photo is one of my favourites, from the moment I took it, I knew it was special. For me, this image speaks for itself. A moment in Paris.
Tokyo, Japan | 2017. It was a beautiful day in the city, I had ventured on a long walk to a royal garden. There was this elderly couple, late in their years, the wife was pushing her husband through the garden in a wheelchair, often having difficulty getting through the rough terrain. I remember seeing them constantly having issues maneuvering around. I made sure to stay close by, offering my help in anyway I could, having to help the man off of his chair and walk with him as his wife took care of the wheelchair. I recall this moment as they looked out into a pond of water lilies, quietly enjoying the view. This was an incredible moment, like something out of the notebook. This couple, clearly still madly in love, not willing to let anything burden them, reminded me that love is still real and youth is always within us.
Osaka, Japan | 2017. On the 11th floor of the apartment building I was staying in during my time in Osaka, Japan, I witnessed one of the best sunsets during my travels in Asia, who would have thought? I mean, I saw some incredible sunsets on some of the most beautiful beaches, but this was different, this was incredibly unique. I passed by this bike everyday for a few days and never really noticed it, but this time was different. I stepped out of the elevator, groceries in hand and was instantly blown away by this image. The lighting, the colour of the bike, the clean lines from the shadows, it was just something that instantly caught my eye and everything came together so perfectly to create a beautifully aesthetic moment. Often we set out to search for perfect locations, but I found that there can be beauty where you least expect it. Sometimes a door opens and you just see it.
Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand | 2017. I had just got to Chiang Mai, Thailand and really didn't know much about it. I knew it was much more laid back than Bangkok and there were elephant sanctuaries in the area. I started to do some research and found out that the highest peak in all of Thailand was a only a 90 minute drive away, so the next day I had a car delivered to my hostel and there I went. Driving to the top of the mountain was an experience on its own. The roads were hands down the most winding roads I've ever experienced. The 90 minute drive was a lie and turned into a 3 hour adventure, but once at the top of the mountain I was greeted with this incredible view of rolling hills as far as the eye could see. I could only imagine what lied within these hills and jungle. Foreign lands.