Preparing for Japan: a photo diary

I wrote a few weeks ago about photographer Richard Nixon's marvellous Glass Passport Project, where he exchanges his photography for life's basic necessities of food, accommodation and travel.

After he did such a good job at Yestival, I invite Richard to join me for a day on my houseboat, Enigma, to capture my preparation for a journey around Japan, by kick scooter.

Here's the result!

The San Miguel Rich List

"Adventure makes us rich, and I don't have any money!"

The final line in this montage of clips taken from a 1000 mile crossing of Scandinavia by pedal kayak.

Little did I know that two years later San Miguel would be choosing me as one of their final 19 (out of thousands, I'm told) people who are truly living a rich life. Cool, hey?!

Read about the other members of the Rich List

The Glass Passport


Richard Nixon (no, not that one) had a cool idea and he made it work.

He quit his job and now he's sharing his skill - photography - in exchange for life's basic necessities; travel, food and accommodation for the duration of the trade. He hopes to travel to every continent as part of his Glass Passport Project.

I asked Richard to come along and take photos at Yestival in October, and he was so awesome I asked him to come and spend a day with me before I went off on a journey in Japan.

Here are some of the pics he got that day.

If you need a photographer, for your business, event or some other lovely reason, give Richard a call, he'll do you proud!

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