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Snap­ping his way around the globe, JESSE LIN­DE­MANN shares his favourite pics and tips.

WHEN SO­CIAL ME­DIA TRENDS ARE ON A HIGH AND THE CON­CEPT OF RE­MOTE WORK IS NOW COM­MON­PLACE, JESSE LIN­DE­MANN HAS HIS DREAM GIG TO­TALLY COV­ERED.

WHERE­ABOUTS ARE YOU BASED NOW?

Sun­shine Coast, Queens­land, Aus­tralia.

YOU HAVE AN IM­PRES­SIVE IM­AGE LI­BRARY. WHEN DID YOU START WAN­DER­ING THE GLOBE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?

While my wife and I were liv­ing in Lon­don for a cou­ple of years we trav­elled to Europe a lot and ul­ti­mately de­cided we wanted to travel full time. So, we started an online busi­ness and I de­cided to make my pas­sion for pho­tog­ra­phy more than just a hobby.

FROM ICE­LAND TO MOROCCO AND MANY CITIES BE­TWEEN, WHAT IS YOUR ‘STAND-OUT’ DES­TI­NA­TION SHOOT (SO FAR)?

I would prob­a­bly have to say pho­tograph­ing the an­nual Cor­refoc (Fire Run) in Barcelona in 2015 that was ul­ti­mately fea­tured by Lonely Planet. The at­mos­phere was elec­tric and be­tween the light, move­ment and fly­ing sparks, it was tech­ni­cally a very dif­fi­cult shoot but one that I re­ally en­joyed.

HOW DID THE TRAVEL BUG BE­COME A FULL TIME DREAM GIG?

From a stand­ing start, we knew that travel pho­tog­ra­phy and so­cial me­dia were go­ing to be a longer-term play but needed to give our­selves the op­por­tu­nity to travel a lot while still earn­ing an in­come. So, we started an online busi­ness that lets us do just that and as a con­se­quence of be­ing able to travel reg­u­larly, we are able to con­stantly be tak­ing on op­por­tu­ni­ties and gen­er­at­ing new and in­ter­est­ing con­tent. My pho­tog­ra­phy has re­ally just grown as a con­se­quence of trav­el­ling all the time.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH DES­TI­NA­TION TO GO NEXT?

We have a bit of a bucket list and de­spite hav­ing been to over 40 coun­tries, there’s still lots of places we’ve not ex­pe­ri­enced. We love places that of­fer a com­bi­na­tion of unique cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences, great food and beau­ti­ful scenery.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SUB­JECT MAT­TER OR PLACE?

It’s al­ways been about travel pho­tog­ra­phy but while I started shoot­ing mostly cities and ur­ban con­tent, hav­ing moved to the beach I’ve re­cently found my­self grav­i­tat­ing more to­ward na­ture and more adventure and out­door-type con­tent.

WHAT CAM­ERA/S DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

I mostly shoot with a Canon 6D. I also use the DJI Mavic Pro drone, a GoPro for un­der­wa­ter con­tent and a Sony A6000 for video.

TOP PHO­TOG­RA­PHY TIP FOR THE BE­GIN­NERS?

Find some­one’s style that you love and work hard to un­der­stand all the tech­ni­cal as­pects of what is re­quired to re­pro­duce sim­i­lar con­tent: light, colour, com­po­si­tion, post pro­duc­tion, etc. Once you’ve learned the ‘how’, you can fo­cus on cre­at­ing your own unique style and ap­ply­ing it to sub­jects that in­spire you.

WHAT IN­SPIRES YOU TO TRAVEL?

The need to con­stantly chal­lenge my view of the world and my per­spec­tive on pretty much ev­ery­thing.

“MY PHO­TOG­RA­PHY HAS RE­ALLY JUST GROWN AS A CON­SE­QUENCE OF TRAV­EL­LING ALL THE TIME.” JESSE LIN­DE­MANN

CLOCK­WISE FROM ABOVE Syd­ney Har­bour Bridge from Taronga Zoo, Syd­ney, Aus­tralia; Tower Bridge, Lon­don, Eng­land; Golden Gate Bridge, San Fran­cisco, USA.

CLOCK­WISE FROM ABOVE Castellers (Hu­man Tow­ers) of La Merce Fes­ti­val, Barcelona, Spain; Maa­sai Mara, Kenya; Cor­refoc (Fire Run), Barcelona, Spain (as fea­tured in Lonely Planet).

PRE­VI­OUS PAGE An­te­lope Canyon, AZ, USA. CLOCK­WISE FROM BE­LOW Happy snap­per Jesse Lin­de­mann; Sun­shine Coast, Queens­land, Aus­tralia; Snow­mo­bil­ing on a glacier, Ice­land; Bondi Beach, Syd­ney, Aus­tralia.

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