Graham Michael Freeman has the best job of them all: he gets to travel the world taking photos and share them with the world.
We sat down with Graham to discuss his photography and adventures and share his photos on our Instagram feed. Missed Graham’s takeover? Enjoy a dose of wanderlust from this travel photographer’s snaps and don’t forget to check out our interview with him here.
Hi guys, @insta_graham23 here! I’ve been lucky enough to have spent the past two years traveling and photographing some of the most amazing places. I’ve picked a few of my favourite shots to share with you this week – I hope you like them! I’ll start you off with our camp fire dinner under starlit skies in the #Outback of Central #Australia. 😄
Here’s a friendly humpback #whale popping up to say hi in #HerveyBay, #Australia. 🐋 This particular whale was incredibly inquisitive and spent about 45 minutes following us and splashing around at the back of our boat. He had made sure I was completely drenched by his splashed by the end of the trip. -@insta_graham23
A while back, I set myself the goal of watching the #sunset every day for a month. 🌅 Whether I was stuck in traffic or out hiking in the bush, I tried to set aside a few minutes each day to stop and take it all in. Some of them were soft and subtle, others were overshadowed by bad weather, and occasionally there’d be one like this one in #Australia’s Northern Territory, which would completely blow me away. – @insta_graham23
This photo’s really been a metaphor for life for me over the past few years. It’s taken some time, but life as a #travel #photographer has taught me to embrace the things I can’t control. There will always be the occasional curves in the road and bad weather along the way, but we have to remind ourselves that even when the end of the path isn’t always clear, it’s important to enjoy the #journey and find people to share it with along the way. – @insta_graham23
My job takes me to some of the most remote places and often requires that we get very creative with our modes of transportation. 🚣 For this particular trip, we had to catch a small plane out into #Tasmania’s South West, and then spent 3 days sea-kayaking to get up close to some of the most pristine and untouched wilderness in the world. – @insta_graham23
If I can help it, I like to try be out to shoot either #sunrise or #sunset each day, but there are often so many external factors which can make this a real challenge. This was my first sunrise on my 6 month “Best Jobs In The World” assignment in #Tasmania. As we drove out in the dark along the East Coast, we were met with nothing but grey, cloudy skies. We continued though, and when we finally got to this little lookout point on these massive granite #cliff faces, the entire #sky slowly turned from dreary greys to these amazing oranges, pinks and purples. – @insta_graham23
One of my favourite things to shoot is the #night #sky. Along with sunrises, it’s become a cathartic ritual while traveling to take some quiet time to go out into the darkness with the camera and tripod, and to reflect on the day. There really aren’t many things that can compare. When’s the last time you took a moment to look up at the #stars? – @insta_graham23
This was taken on the very #snowy #summit of Mount Wellington, #Tasmania, at a moment when I have never been more cold in my life! I had been alone at the top of the #mountain for about half an hour and my numb fingers had just about given up when this girl arrived in her bright red jacket. I loved the splash of colour in the almost complete whiteout of the #snowstorm. – @insta_graham23
My favourite images are the ones that capture a story. I love that Instagram gives you the chance to take your unique point of view of a moment and share it with others almost instantaneously. This is one of those moments that immediately comes to mind – a #surfer facing off with the fury of mother nature on the Gold Coast, #Australia. – @insta_graham23
We all have those stand out memories of moments that truly took our breath away, and this is one of those moments for me. This was my first real sighting of the natural light show of #Tasmania’s #SouthernLights (the #AuroraAustralis). It was about 1am and we had driven down along the coast to try get a clear view of the Southern skies. As we climbed up onto a nearby ridgeline, the whole night sky had turned to a deep shade of #pink, with ribbons of green dancing along the #horizon. – @insta_graham23
While I shoot mainly in #Australia, I do try to do a few international trips each year as well. At the end of last year, I spent a week shooting the #deserts and massive cityscapes of #Dubai. This is my favourite shot of the trip, after taking a #camel train through the #dunes to photograph our final #sunset. – @insta_graham23
That’s a wrap! Thanks so much for following along on my adventures this week. It’s been my pleasure sharing them with you and I hope you’ve enjoyed them too. Check out my feed, say hi and follow along for some really exciting trips we have coming up in the next few weeks. Cheers from @insta_graham23! 😃