I left the UK in 1998 for India without a camera, and my troubled week in Kathmandu also saw me acquire an Olympus point and shoot camera, ahead of a 21 day trek through the Annapurna range of northern Nepal. It was during the three months in the Himalayan region that I discovered an affinity with this art form. Which served as a gateway into my own creative journey.
The camera and the journal are perhaps the perfect tools to carry on the road, that can enrich the experience by raising the bar on the level of challenge. A simple game to play is to set the objective of reaching the highest vantage point in any place. One particular time I remember was in Bangalore with my ally Paul as we managed to blag our way into the exclusive bar in the highest building of that city. We put on fine aristocratic English accents, and somehow managed to persuade the powers that be that we were people of significance.