Born Lord James Patrick Mcintyre (not a joke & not a title), to an Englishman and an Africans woman, in the Zimbabwean town of Wankie (also not a joke), I started my travelling career early when my family uprooted amid the growing violence in Zimbabwe, and moved to Newcastle in the north-east of England.
By the time I’d grown up, I’d ventured out with only a backpack on a few occasions before I finally became a government analyst. Despite the obvious excitement of working in an office, I dreamt of lands unknown.
Rachel, my trusty wife (she just hit me for calling her ‘trusty’), was also in the same job, and office. We’d met years before at university. She, too, had travelled far and wide before starting a career.
We eventually decided that offices were boring and we needed to make the most of this little life we have, and we buggered off into the big bad world. That was the beginning of 2010, 2 years and 10 months ago.
That was also the first time I picked up a camera and started to think about something more than holiday snaps…
We spent two wonderful years in Korea, teaching English. After which we travelled extensively around South East Asia, and eventually settling in Indonesia for 6 months to learn the lingo.
The camera has rarely left my side in recent years, apart from when we were robbed on a train in Surabaya. My obsession is in HDR photography, but I’m a lover of all photography, if truth be told.
My passion led me to create HDR One, the only HDR magazine in the world.
As I write this we’re living in France, and have been for 6 weeks. Our plan is to spend 6 months in France, Italy, Spain & Germany. We have no idea if the plan will succeed, but we hope you stick around to find out.
By the way, I am addicted to caffeine and will accept it in most forms. As you can see in the photo below, my chosen poison was a diet coke sitting temptingly on the post to the left.
If we ever meet, my preference is a cappuccino.
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