The Travel Diary: Capturing the spirit of the electric Rajasthan

Whether he’s shooting skaters in Havana, fancy cuisine in Ibiza or fishermen in Senegal, photographer Adrian Morris is a master at his craft.
Everyone admires the world of the travelling photographer; that nomadic life spent in a perpetual state of motion and discovery.The idea of living this lifestyle ourselves though remains a distant fantasy, more often then not we’re left to live vicariously through the pixels of web galleries or glossy spreads in magazines.

But for photographer Adrian β€˜Mowgli’ Morris, there is no super exclusive celebrity-esque veneer. His journey by all accounts seems uncharacteristically obtainable.

Having just returned with from Rajasthan, his latest project carries his trademark intimacy: found in moments of quiet focus in bustling markets, and in intense portraits of those going about their daily lives.

 

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β€œI’m totally self taught. These days you can watch video tutorials on YouTube and everything. I learned to just experience it I guess.

β€œI grew up on the Gold Coast, went to graphic design college in Brisbane then moved to Melbourne and worked in graphic design studios for a few years, then stopped doing that and started freelancing, then I travelled a lot and tried to live in a lot of different cities and finally ended up in London, which is where I started with photography.

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β€œSome months I will do 2 or 3 trips for work and other times I could go a whole month without travelling. I have been to India three times and Rajasthan is probably the most chilled… Well its definitely not chill but maybe the easiest place to travel in India.Β 

β€œI was just on a trip with my girlfriend. This trip was not for photos, although I probably ended up taking better photos then if I planned it.

β€œUsually when I take portraits it’s when I’ve been talking with someone and I can see that they feel comfortable.I like talking to people, local people, and finding out about their lives.”

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Check out more of Adrian’s work on his website.Β 

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