Capturing picturesque natural backdrops, the details of people’s faces, and the daily routines of locals and craftsmen. Udey Ismail is a Malaysian photographer working as an independent travel guide in New Zealand.
I never liked to research on the places that I will visit because I wanted to see it, first, myself and not through the bright screen of my laptop. & that was exactly what I did when I went for my Taiwan study trip in September.
Through this series of photos, I hope to share the love of exploring new places. It doesn’t necessarily have to be Europe every time. A time-out from the hustle and bustle of city life can always help.
Having been brought up in Singapore, our lives are over-ridden by social media and TV programmes. We waste hours and days being caught up in our virtual world, that we forget to appreciate things in its most basic form; nature. This is just a collection of my trip to Europe, where I learnt to see.
“Travel. As much as you can, as far as you can, as long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” That was exactly what I did. I went backpacking across the UK.
I’m sure the hardest question for a traveler to answer is “How was your trip?” I get that a lot when I returned home and I didn’t know what else to say besides, “It was good!” but honestly, it was more than just a ‘good trip’. It was beyond incredible. Even supercalifragilisticexpialidocious isn’t close.
I travel to escape - to go somewhere new, where I can expect nothing. Sure you can plan your trips, but no matter how hard you plan your itinerary (or leaving it up to your travel agent), you can never guarantee that everything will fall nicely into place because you have never gotten your feet there before.