Beauty in the Chaos


Storyteller: Kate Cameron-Donald, NZ

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What inspires you to take photos?

I take photos to recreate the places I travel to through my own eyes - to share with others how I see the world. Mostly, the way I see color, spaces, patterns, shapes and people.

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What were the reasons for your travels?

We decided to go on a family adventure. We were all in the same country for the first time in years, and travelling through India was an opportunity to spend some quality time together as adults.

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What compelled you to tell your travel story in a book?

I wanted to create a keepsake of our trip for each of the family members. Photos are so much more enjoyed when they're captured in a book format and available to flick through, rather than being hidden away on a computer or phone.

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What is your favorite image in the book and why?

It's so hard to choose one image! I selected each photo for the book from the thousands I took, because each one has a story to tell in it's own right! Collectively they tell a story of a journey through India, but each photo captures a special moment of that journey.

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What is your favorite story/memory behind a single shot in the book?

The shot of the school girls in the tuk-tuk next to us is a special memory. These girls, on their way home from school, ended up right next to our tuk-tuk in a traffic jam. They were so excited to see us, and we were too! Despite not understanding one another other, there were smiles, laughter, jokes and an instant friendship - if even just for a few minutes. They sped off as the traffic cleared - however a few kilometers down the road we caught up to them again - and more laughter and hilarity ensued.

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What do photos mean to you?

Photos freeze a moment in time - an emotion, an environment, a feeling...and they have an amazing ability to transport me back to a memory in an instant.

 

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