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“It is just gone” – Why Traveling NOW is Important to me.

I travel because I care a lot for the beauty of our world and I am often asked why I feel the need to do it all now. I am told I have all my life to see the world, that I shouldn’t feel like I am missing out on something. However, to be realistic, we don’t have time and I have already missed out! A few years back I had made plans to travel to Syria to see the beauty and majesty of this ancient country, feel the magic of bustling souks, photograph thousand-year-old landmarks and see the smiles and happiness in peoples’ faces as they proudly walk down the streets of their cities and towns. It breaks my heart in a million pieces that this plan fell apart due to personal reasons. So did the cities, the world heritage sites, as well as the people – they all fell apart. And it broke my heart even more reading the four words “It is just gone” in a New York Times article, because that’s exactly what it is: …

Why I love photography

Sometimes people ask me why I am so passionate about taking pictures. If they wanted to have a one-sentence answer, this was definitely the wrong question to ask. I have always been a curious person, and taking a closer look at things was always in my very nature. Photography has given me an opportunity to capture the world through my eyes and make people see what I consider stunning, what attracts my attention, and what touches my heart. Photography constantly changes how I see the world. Going out into the street and being able to see colors, shapes, architecture, flowers, people, and happenings no one else pays attention to makes the world a bigger place for me. As a photographer, you have access to viewing the world from various angles—a different perspective of beautiful. I have always been an adventurous person. Photography challenges me to change perspective—not only while taking pictures but also in viewing the world. Isn’t it always about perspective? Everyone sees the world around them a little differently and has another perspective …