Travel Photography – Vin Images
Thoughts, ideas and updates from the road.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes ~ Marcel Proust
Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day ~ Shira Tamir
My name is Vincent and I am a travel photographer. My travel photography is a creative exploration of natural landscapes, islands, road trips, urban areas and cultural world heritage sites. Vin Images takes you on a beautiful journey around the world, from Melbourne to Rajasthan to the Grand Canyon to the island of Bali, and beyond.
I was born in France and have been captivated by the natural wonders of the world from a young age, especially since moving to Australia many years ago. I am a professionally-trained travel photographer, and have a Diploma of Photo Imaging from CATC Design school in Melbourne (2016).
My style is fresh and vibrant. My approach seeks to capture the essence of being, the world around us and the informal moments in our lives.
I hope you are fond of the very diverse mix of places, cultures, religions and architecture inspired from very different civilisations and times. I am particularly interested when places are completely different but strikingly similar, or have a semblance in some way to each other:
- canyons in Arizona and the Blue Mountains
- urban canals in Venise and Chicago
- temples in Bali and Delhi
- islamic design in Andalusia, Lahore and Agra.
This journal includes travel photography from before I completed my technical studies. Hopefully you will appreciate the photographic evolution of my creativity and technical skills, as I have developed and progressed as a travel photographer.
Please join me as I continue my journey around the world, exploring more beauty and amazing places you may want to discover for yourself, or inspiring you to see familiar places in a new way. I have included plenty of maps to help with orientation, headings and descriptions. Extracts from Wikipedia have been included to help provide context and background information about many of the places visited.
Your comments and feedback on my travel journal are very welcome!
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. ~ Susan Sontag
Crete, Greece’s largest island, is known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Mt. Ida (2,456m), the tallest of the range, is home to the Ideon Cave, which was the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. The capital, Heraklion, is home to the renowned Heraklion Archaeological […]
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its two principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to […]
Delos is a Greek island and archaeological site in the Aegean Sea’s Cyclades archipelago, near Mykonos. The mythological birthplace of Apollo, it was a major religious center and port during the 1st millennium B.C. The island’s ruins encompass Doric temples, markets, an amphitheater, houses with mosaics and the iconic Terrace of the Lions statues. The […]
Mykonos is the great glamour island of Greece and flaunts its sizzling St-Tropez meets Ibiza style and party reputation. Mykonos Town (Hora), the island’s well preserved port and capital, is a traditional white-washed Cycladic maze, deligthing in its cubist charms and its chichi cafe – bar – boutique scene. In the heart of the waterfront […]
Corfu, an island off Greece’s northwest coast in the Ionian Sea, is defined by rugged mountains and a resort-studded shoreline. Its cultural heritage reflects years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864. Corfu Town (Kerkyra), flanked by 2 imposing Venetian fortresses, features winding medieval lanes full of […]
Athens, often refered as the craddle to Western civilisation, is a heady mix of ancient history and contemporary cool. The Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city, reminds us of the Greek heritage and drive us into a frenzy search and discovery of the past civilisation that have inhabited this land. As we […]
Brasilia existed in the imagination of Brazilians long before it was planned or built, or even before anywhere knew where it would be. The story goes back to Brazil’s constitution of 1889 which included reference to a national capital called “Brasilia” in the interior of the country. Eighty years later, Juscelino Kubitschek was a candidate […]
Torres del Paine (the “blue towers” in the Patagonian language of Tehuelche) is a granite massif of three towers surrounded by a compact group of mountains, peaks, crags and narrow valleys that are approached from the Patagonian steppe. In Victorian times, the three towers were known as “Cleopatra’s Needles” – and they are the drawcard […]
Image 32 is my all time favourite
Beautiful scenery thank you for sharing
Very interesting and diverse landscape and art work
Thanks reminding us this marvellous island
Seen from afar
Never saw human architecture as much in harmony with the natural environement
This would be my favourite
interesting Island the sculptures look amazing
Thank you for such a splendid post – loved the harmony of the palette and the extraordinary detail. Definitely a place I want to visit now!
A very interesting Island with a mixture of beautiful landscape and lovely Art
Very vibrant colours and a magnificent sun set
Thanks for sharing such a wealth of information. Looks and sounds incredible.
I love the time lapse video ! All looks amazing.
Ancient Greece looks lovely especially the contrasts between the colours
From Grand Canyonon
I was very happy to uncover this website. I wanted to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely liked every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new information in your site.
From Rio de Janeiroon
My next big vacation coming in 2021! Can’t wait to get there!
From Santiago de Chileon
Hi James and Vince,
Beautiful photos and great explanations you are both very lucky to have this wonderful experience
Lots of Love Peta xxx
From Routeburn Trackon
Thank you for posting these beautiful photos, Vincent! What a great job you did of capturing the scenery, which was so hard do justice to with a camera. It’s lovely to be able to see the track just as it was when we hiked. We hope you and James are enjoying life in Sydney and that there are more hiking adventures in store for you.
Diana and Ray