GOIN G IT ALONE

Trave lling the wo rld Tak­ing pictu res Might sou nd glam­orous , but As Ami EX­PLAIN S, it CAN BE QUITE LONELY , and you have to be prett y se lf-re­liant...

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What is the hard­est part of your job?

Peo­ple don’t re­alise how lonely this job is. It sounds ro­man­tic to travel the world, and it is. I love what I do, but I have to be in­cred­i­bly self-re­liant. I am of­ten alone in tough places, and so be­ing com­fort­able with your­self is re­ally im­por­tant. And there are dan­ger­ous mo­ments. You be­come prey to un­savoury char­ac­ters. They see you out there alone, so it’s re­ally im­por­tant to be smart, and not get your­self into sit­u­a­tions where there’s no way to get out.

You do have to put your­self in tough sit­u­a­tions some­times, but I’ve be­come much bet­ter at trust­ing my sixth sense and know­ing when it’s time to leave.

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