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Wanderlust: The Joy Of Travel Photography by Manuel Mayr

Wanderlust: The Joy Of Travel Photography by Manuel Mayr

When I was asked to write a paragraph about what I love, and why I do photography, the first thing that came to my mind was “what am I going to write?” In the end, it comes down to some pretty basic things. Traveling was always a big part of my life. I may have not traveled to as many places as others, but I try to travel to new destinations whenever I can. Hanging out at the beach (unless shooting photographs) was never a big thing for me – I prefer to go explore different cities or find new areas of nature that I have never seen before.

For me there is a huge connection between visiting new places, and capturing those moments from my perspective. I can enjoy feelings that I had in that specific moment every time I look at each photograph, and I also want to show other people the beauty of those places. I want to capture the moments in a way that makes people want to travel, spend time outside, and to be thankful for what we are able to do. In my opinion, this is what makes this hobby so fulfilling.

Starting with photography, I was basically only doing it for myself, for my family, and for a few friends. Photography has become so much more meaningful to me now. The people I meet, the friends I’ve made, and the great times that I have spent, makes me feel truly grateful. I hope that my journey with photography doesn’t stop soon.

Manuel Mayr

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