Remember to travel closer to home.....

Sydney Harbour Bridge during Vivid Sydney

It has been just over a week since I have returned from the most amazing trip to Iceland. I can unequivocally say, if Iceland isn't on your bucket list it needs to be. The beauty, starkness and isolation is something to behold. For me Iceland represents so much in my transition from working in a job I love to chasing my passion.

At the moment work on Iceland includes preparing the Iceland Collection, negotiating an exhibition space, pulling together an exhibition and so much more. Plus this week we released the first of our Iceland Collection and our first Open Edition - The Ice Dragon from the Land of Fire and Ice.

The Ice Dragon from the Land of Fire and Ice

The Ice Dragon from the Land of Fire and Ice

But as I chase my dreams across the globe, this weekend I had a great reminder that while travelling the globe is exciting, it is also important to travel far closer to home and do it like a tourist.

To get to Iceland and back, including more than circumnavigating the island, I travelled over 41,534 kilometres (just under 26,000 miles). A huge effort that effectively took two days each way just to get there, let alone the nearly 3600 km I did driving around Iceland.

The CTA Business Club lit up like a tree in Martin Place Sydney.

This weekend I travelled to Sydney, the city I grew up in and with my wife and business partner Kim we did a nine hour shoot. Kim is currently studying photography with the view of joining me in the business. For Kim's studies she needs to pull together a portfolio and on Saturday we were aiming to complete two of those in our travels. 

We spent nine hours shooting, starting at the Ocean Baths at Narrrabeen, then moving through to Luna Park to shoot the Vivid Sydney festival from the north side and then into the city for the manic experience that is Circular Quay during Vivid. It was a great experience that simply reminded me I need to spend more time travelling and exploring closer to home in Australia.

 

There is so much going on at the moment but I will tell you more soon, lets just enjoy the beauty of Sydney and Vivid.

Back soon.

 

John