Travel Photography

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 Pbase.com) 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 Comments on “Travel Photography”

    1. 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 🙂

  1. 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. 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!

  2. 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…

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