||Peter M Lamont
"I started travelling to take pictures over 30 years ago, but the adventure that is travel photography continues to stimulate and challenge me. My aim is to take photographs that capture the reality of a place (as I see it), by shooting strong individual images that build on each other to create a comprehensive coverage of a destination, so that viewers get a sense of what it’s like to be there.
At its most basic, travel photography merely provides a visual record of the places visited. At its best it gives an insight into the world at large in all its diversity, adding something new to our understanding of a place and the people who live there. It portrays familiar places in unique ways, reveals lesser known places with equal import, captures the spirit of the people with dignity and encapsulates unique moments in time that surprise, inform and intrigue viewers. It’s the counter to the incessant reporting and news footage that focuses on the negative side of people and places. Ultimately, it inspires in others a desire to see the world for themselves, and to take their own photographs along the way."