If you come across some of the most eye-catching and vibrant landscape imagery of our beautiful planet earth, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that the young photographer behind those stunning shots started his journey into photography only two years ago. Jordan Hammond left his home for a life-changing trip to China which eventually set the path for him to venture into the exciting world of travel photography.
In a short period of time, he not only managed to gain a large following on Instagram, but he also has seen some of the most amazing destinations on this planet.
Jordan Hammond grew up in the small seaside town of Dover, located in the southeast corner of England. Traveling was always something Jordan was very passionate about, his father often told him stories of his travels and encouraged him to go and explore the world. But before he started his journey as a travel photographer, Jordan didn´t really have photography on his bucket list in the first place. He actually picked up his first camera just before he left the UK for his overseas job as a teacher in China. He and his girlfriend Sophia Pope left their home country behind them for one year of working and traveling in Asia.
Jordan started taking photos on weekend trips and whenever the two had time to travel around China. After six months of shooting, he decided to quit his job and pursue his passion for photography in hopes of turning it into a full-time job. He went on to extensively explore Asia with his camera, driven by the overwhelming urge to photograph some of the most undiscovered spots of this beautiful continent and the people that inhabit it.
“I try to capture the beauty of each place I visit and aim to tell a story through the photos. I love going to remote places that aren’t on the tourist path and portraying the place and the local people in my photos.”Jordan Hammond | Source: mymodernmet.com
Jordan totally fell in love with China and the cultural differences of the country, the food, and the people. What was planned as a one year trip started out to become an endless adventure and in the blink of eye Jordan and his girlfriend were traveling the world. So far, the talented photographer has seen over 40 countries in just two years. Not only with his crisp and vibrant images, the young globetrotter has taken Instagram by storm, but also through his dedication to the community his following kept on growing steadily. It was and still is very important for him to engage with his loyal following and to connect with like-minded photographers to help him grow a healthy network and built up new friendships.
“I aim to tell a story about the places I have been through my photography, and inspire people to step out of their comfort zone and do something different.”Jordan Hammond | Source: cpcollectives.com
With his light-filled and almost fairy-like imagery, Jordan Hammond had us hooked instantly and his story proves once again that it’s always worth following your dreams if you stay consistent. You can shop his colorful presets over here and if you need that last kick to get out and explore the world follow him on Instagram and get inspired by his brilliant work.
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