Hello people, my name's Cristian, aged 30, I'm an IT engineer and several years ago I started roaming the world with my wife. What started out as a few planned vacations became a great passion for everything that our planet has to offer, and, more notably, documenting everything through photography. The one thing that I noticed while doing so is that the photo resources, while vastly available on the Internet, mostly cover the same tourist-flooded objectives. What most of the online image-base contains are thousands of pictures of the same several locations, in the most popular destinations. During my travels, I have noticed content that could much better represent the certain regions, but in more laid-back, traditional locations, sometimes even a few blocks away from a popular objective. This is why I feel that passionately documenting the less-visited regions, through expressive photos, will help many people decide to actually visit themselves, take a risk, stand out from the crowd, and see something that is many times more worth seeing than what a travel agency has to offer.
My intention is to build a huge base of images from every corner of the world, and compile them in a travel blog dedicated specifically to promoting these kind of heritages. However, in order to start the project, an initial influx of finances will be required, hence this campaign page.
For now, my portfolio is visible on Shutterstock. Please visit the link below to see some of my work https://www.shutterstock.com/g/ravenash
What you will notice is that every single picture is selected from a much larger batch of images, and every single picture is individually post-processed ( after being shot in RAW format ) in order to look as consistent as possible with the reality of the location. You can find pictures of Thailand, Caribbeans, US East Coast, France, Italy, UK, Greece, Germany, Romania.
If you share my vision that most of the beautiful places on this planet are poorly marketed, and most people have a difficult time finding information about them, maybe we can help this initiative together. Your donation will help me start the blog and also get moving to places that require further public attention, take the relevant pictures, gather the relevant blog stories and do my best to promote them.
Thank you !
P.S. As a bonus, for each donation over 100 E I will personally send the entire photo archive via E-mail ( including photos not on the blog OR Shutterstock ), so that you can download it and stay in touch with the progress and also be left with thousands and thousands of beautiful photos from throughout the world.