We’ve said many times before: photography is about trying to tell a visual story. During lockdown, if you asked me what I have missed most, it is being on safari. I’m normally on safari at least a couple of times a year with my work and it’s something I feel very comfortable doing – but if I went and only took photos of the animals I wouldn’t feel anywhere near as fulfilled.
The safari experience is much broader than that. What we’re really talking about is going to Eastern Africa and taking photographs of beautiful locations and meeting interesting people. Of course the animals are there and they are part of the system but it’s not the first thing I think about. I don’t think, ‘I need to take a photo of an elephant or lion’. Equally in my mind, a safari is just as much about the tented camps and the people I meet because they are integral to the experience.