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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.