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
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
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 […]
It is a possible to say that Brazil was an historical mistake. After Christopher Columbus arrived in the Bahamas in 1492, the Spanish felt threatened by the territorial aspirations of their imperial neighbour, Portugal, with its existing colonies in west Africa, Goa and Macau. Spain therefore sought an internationally agreed territorial division that kept Portugal […]
Escarpments, thorn forests and rock gardens… we are a long way from the Amazon Beyond the tropical surf beaches of Bahia and coconut plantations of the north east Brazilian coast, is the dry eco-region of caatinga vegetation, best exemplified in the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Chapada Diamantina is a beautiful plateau of cliffs, escarpments and […]
Ancient plateau in the Brazilian interior Australians are proud of their ancient continent, with its red centre, weathered hills and escarpments. And rightly so – Uluru is 600 million years old and the Grampians are about 420 million years old, whereas the Grand Canyon is 70 million years old, and the Andes are a sprightly […]
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 […]
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