“If you are Depressed you are living in the past. If you are Anxious you are Living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” — LaoZi
In our earlier days practicing travel photography together, I whined a lot, cried a lot and fought a lot because I didn’t know what I was doing, I was blindly following in someone else’s footsteps. Every single photograph we’ve produced was great, but I felt a void in my heart, part of been an artist is our endless sense to create something different, we didn’t want to be just a landscape photographer many travel photographer naturally falls under. Partly we don’t feel the creative challenge, it’s another sunrise, another sunset, another city scape another mountain, we wanted to create photographs that tells a story, our story. An carefully crafted story of our travel.
So Jake started to encourage me to venture out into the style of travel photography that I’m comfortable with. After four years of working together, we were able to find a style that works for both of us. Many people would see our work on Instagram and comment how well we work together, well it’s not easy, it takes a lot of commonication, correction and improvement.
Here is an series of travel photography below in New York City, where we said goodbye to the kind of style we are imitating and starting with the kind of travel photography style we find that tells a better more authentic story.
Note // The photos you are looking at on this post are taken October, 2012 around various parts of New York City (Manhattan, Queens & New Jersey).