In the words of Monty Python ‘and now for something completely different’ – Travel Photography and Ethno Photography.

Borneo bicycle man. Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

Bicycle Man, Pangkalan Bun, Borneo
© Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

While I wait for inspiration to write the CAKE crew in Marble Bar story, and my web host to come back online (major database crash at I will talk about my new project. Travel Photography and Ethno Photography (roughly translates to photographing people in the world), especially of minorities, is something I want to explore and hopefully learn to do well. Having always been a fan of Travel Photography, my recent work in Malaysia and Borneo opened my eyes to the fact that I should stop just being a fan and dive into it myself. It involves pointing my camera at humans and in that way basically pointing the camera at myself as well. Something I struggle with, but where’s the fun without a new personal challenge! My upcoming Asian Adventure and Photographic Nomadic Journey around the world is the perfect opportunity for this. Would be a crime to not capture people and scenes along the way and improve my travel photography – while still capturing my beloved landscapes as well of course!

A few feeble examples of my travel photography so far. Much more to come.

Kenya masai women blog

Masai Women, Kenya 
© Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

pangkalan bun blog

Saving the Kitten, Pangkalan Bun, Borneo
© Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

Mindil Beach market

Master Chef, Mindil Beach Market, Darwin, Australia
© Flemming Bo Jensen Photography

Resources: I read The Travel Photographer’s blog, an outstanding blog. The writer, Tewfic El-Sawy, is a brilliant travel photographer, his galleries are here.


8 thoughts on “Travel Photography

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  1. Hayley 11 years ago

    Hey I don't think those shots are feeble, they are really cool. You are lucky to be able to combineyour two passions – 🙂

  2. kenwoodplc 11 years ago

    heyley you are right, i agree with you .

  3. thomasparkes 11 years ago

    You should submit a few essays and images to National Geographic, as you will encounter a lot of interesting people an topics on your travels.

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 11 years ago

      Good idea Thomas and a friend and I are planning to do just that. NG might be setting the bar a bit high though, as they normally only use their own writers and photogs. But hey, never hurts to try I guess 🙂

  4. Cain Doherty 11 years ago

    The bottom one's great Flemming – I find it much easier to approach people and ask to take a photograph when I'm interested in what they might be doing – cooking food is a perfect example. Candids can be sometimes offensive so I'm always wary when traveling. Where is your Asian Adventure taking you?

    1. Flemming Bo Jensen 11 years ago

      All over, got no plans and lots of plans 😀 Meeting friends in Chiang Mai, from there the North – and rest- of Thailand, some Burma, some Borneo again perhaps, Malaysia. We shall see what happens!

  5. Cherry 9 years ago

    I also enjoy capturing people as my subject.
    I love it when they look at the camera and connect with you.
    It’s like feeling their soul…