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I Lost All of My Cameras on the Flight to Japan—So I Shot These on My Phone
Last winter, I lost all my cameras on a messed up flight to Tokyo. Consequently, I had to shoot the entire trip on my phone, and it turned out much better than I'd expected.
Alice in Hostel-Land
I'm very lucky. Travel has always been a massive part of my family's lifestyle and priorities, so by the time I left home for university, I'd been to a fair few countries and continents. Needless to s...
Sammi Curran2 days ago
Learning to Race in the Rain
I didn’t know if I was ready to review The Art of Racing in the Rain. I read the book a few years back, and it became one of my favorites. Truly, Garth Stein’s novel of the same name is one of the bes...
Rebekah B Lowri5 days ago
What to Do When You Can't Shoot
I'm an almost professional photographer. I've done commercial work for outdoor brands and specialise in adventure, travel, and climbing photography. I started an online publication called Nether—go ch...
Dave Smith6 days ago
D-Day Siblings Reunited 75 Years Later
On 6th June 1944, allied forces undertook what became the biggest seaborne invasion in history. In what was known at the time as "Operation Neptune," 160,000 American, British, Canadian, Australian, N...
Franc Kaiser6 days ago
The Bizarre Paintings of Franc Kaiser
Franc Kaiser is a Swiss national living in China for the last 2 decades. He is a self-taught painter, working with acrylics on large cardboards, and creates haunting, realistic creatures, interspersed...

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