A Year of Photography & Adventure

I love using the odd days in-between christmas and new year to reflect on the previous 12 months adventures and pick out a few highlights. 2017 has been a year of extremes, well temperature extremes. I spent a week in the freezing yet stunning landscape of Iceland in February and lived in the humid heat of the beautiful Bangladesh for the last 4 months of the year.

It has been a very busy year for me with a lot of moving. At the beginning of the year I moved to East London to work a job I didn’t like but paid the bills and then in September I made the decision to move to Bangladesh to work as a community worker, something I have always wanted to do.

2017 Highlights

Despite working a job that required me to be up at 4am to do something I didn’t enjoy, I met loads of great people in London and the bustling streets allowed my street photography to become a daily habit. Here are some of my favourite shots from London:

From the minute it was booked I couldn’t wait for my trip to Iceland in February. Months in advance I bought my snow boots, thermal tops and hats way due to excitement and researched all the best places to view the Northern Lights. The trip was brilliant, a once in a lifetime nordic adventure. ย Here are my favourite photographs:

After a long summer, photographing in-between working at a hotel and turning 22 I boarded a plane to Bangladesh. It was a fantastic experience, from riding rickshaws and motorcycles for the first time to walking over mountains on the Indian border. The four months weren’t without their challenges including the devastating flooding crisis, being admitted to a hospital which was a 10-hour ride away and getting detained by immigration. But it was all worth it for the flip-flop tan line and lifelong friends I gained while I was out there. Here are a just a few of the photographs I took out there:

All the trips and days-out I’ve been on this last year wouldn’t of been half as fun had I not been doing them with my friends and family. I have made some great friends this year, particularly in Bangladesh, but have also continued to explore new places in the UK with my family and old school friends. So here’s to all those that will put up with me continuously taking their photos and helped make great memories..

I love filming my trips and exploring with my camera so I have decided to create a YouTube channel. I am aiming to post two videos a week (don’t quote me on that) and will be doing photography challenges, camera reviews and hopefully a bit of traveling. I am very excited to share with you my first video:

 

I would really appreciate it if you would subscribe and share my channel with any photography/travel enthusiasts you know.

And lastly a big thank you to all of you who follow, comment and read my blog! Happy new year to you all!!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. holyshi says:

    Your photos are gorgeous! Your 2017 sounded amazing, I can only hope I have that much initiative and adventure in my 2018 ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Madison Beach says:

      Thank you! I hope 2018 will be filled with as much adventure as 2017 and even more blog posts haha happy new year!

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