Hi, I'm Joe
I am English, 24, and I enjoy travelling, taking photos, spotting wildlife, eating corn flakes, designing stuff, playing piano and I ate my first broccoli in January 2017.
I was 8 when I first picked up a camera whilst on a family camping trip in the New Forest. Late one evening, I envisioned an epic shot of the moon bursting through fog-shrouded trees, the tent a glowing beacon in the foreground. I grabbed my Dad's pukka Fujifilm digital camera with a huge 2.4mp and took the worst photo that had ever been taken. Nevertheless, a passion ignited that, by the time I was 13, had progressed into a full-blown obsession.
Wildlife and nature has always, since day 0, been of huge fascination to me, so I photographed that and only that. I spent hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, cycling to lakes and forests chasing butterflies, stalking deer and taming birds just to capture a cool, unique shot. I can vividly remember the summer I dedicated to capturing enough detail on a dragonfly's eye to clearly see one of the thousands of individual lenses!
My second obsession arrived with the move of my family to far-flung Singapore - the economic heart of tropical Southeast Asia and a melting pot of languages, traditions, food and cultures. With a flurry of inspiration my photography finally began to diversify and I suddenly enjoyed capturing cities, landscapes and even people! Enthralled by so many new countries, scenery and life, I unwittingly embarked on 7 year long, and ongoing, ambition to see and photograph an ever-growing bucket list of places.
So far in this pursuit I have travelled extensively around 27 countries and three continents, from the Arctic circle to the equator, covering well over 150,000 miles by plane, train, campervan, car, boat, bicycle, ski and foot.
This has produced something in the region of 100,000 photos from my poor camera, the most interesting of which I will try and find the time to share on this website.
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