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hawaii photo journal.

Hawaii has been a place I’ve been dreaming about for years – lured by the temptation of adventure and the salty sea. Being the first leg of our trip, I was bursting at the seams with excitement with a jam-packed itinerary of hiking through the lush green craters and swimming in the deep blue seas.

Some major highlights of the trip was being able to swim in open water with sharks, seeing Big Island by air, having the most authentic and delicious Polynesian food at Helena’s (almost having our hire car broken into and belongs stolen), hiking on amazing crater trails in Oahu and finally experiencing all these with Jai on our first overseas trip together.

   

1. Getting ready to swim with sharks in open water with the Mo’o.
2.  Swimming in the ocean with sharks, one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had the opportunity to have. If you guys are in Hale’iwa on the North Shore of Oahu, make sure you visit the guys at Island View for this tour.
3. Shark Cove
4. The view from Diamond Head Crater.
5. Koko Head Track and the view from the top!
6. Our ride for the day with the guys at Paradise Helicopters.
7. I have a thing for clouds.
8. Fog, agriculture, and ocean all in one view from the Helicopter.
9. Lava flowing from the lava tubes on Big Island and into the ocean.
10. An epic burst of sunlight bursting out of the clouds.
10. Hawaiian Coastline.
11. #chasingfog
12. When you get picked to be in the co-pilot seat on our heli ride!
13. Heading up to 14000ft. and crazy lens flare from the sun.
14. From sweating bullets at sea level to freezing our fingers off at the summit of Mauna Kea.
15. Life on Mars – or another planet for that matter.
16. Last day in Hawaii was spent on the North Shore at the infamous Turtle Bay, enjoying golf on the clean cut lawns and watching the legendary surf.
Shot on Lecia, Olympus and GoPro
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iceland photo journal.

Last year was no doubt one of the worst years I’ve experienced so far, but with it also came one of the best years I could have asked for. Being thrown into a whirlwind of uncertainties and self-realisations, I made the decision and a promise to myself to travel more and document more.

So, came a whirlwind five-week trip across four American cities (more photos from that later) and then there was Iceland.

The landscape of Iceland was like stepping into another planet. Words cannot describe the beauty of this place; below I hope that my photos captured some of the beauty that I was lucky enough to witness with my own eyes.

1. and 2. Blue Lagoon
3.Geysir
4. 5. Gullfoss
6. Kerio Crater
7. Skogafoss
8. Black Sand Beach in Vik
9. and 10. Jokusarlon
11. Ice Caving near Jokusarlon
12. Seljalandsfoss
13. and 14. Solheimasandur
15. Chasing and finding the Northern Lights on our way back to Reykjavik
Shot on Leica Q and Olympus OMD EM-5
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saint sophia cathedral.

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Photos by Me (edit using VSCO)

Caught a beautiful glow through the windows of the Saint Sophia Cathedral on our brief visit to this landmark. The interior was deteriorating with paint stripping and mould eating away at the wall paper. Water stains could be seen on the roof from where the water had leaked in during storms, yet this Saint Sophia Cathedral somehow has a beautiful nostalgic charm leaving one to wonder what it could have been like in it’s heyday.

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soho.

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Photos by Mandy shot on the iPhone.

Hiding from the rain on a Sunday afternoon after a LONG lunch with some amazing girls here in Shanghai, resulted in an impromptu shoot at the iconic SOHO designed by none other than Zaha Hadid.

This stairway has become a tourist attraction here in Shanghai with her ever present and distinctive neofuturistic architectural style. Finding places with dramatic back drops have become somewhat easy in Shanghai. From modern, futuristic to charming and whimsical, Shanghai seems to be a playground for photographers and instagramers alike.

I’m finally really starting to enjoy this city.

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