The road less travelled
While Chris & I were in the USA we decided to venture out to the Joshua Tree in southeastern California with Luis Rafael to do our photo-shoot in the middle of the desert.
Luis is famous for his Miami beach-scape photo’s, however he had always wanted to shoot in Joshua Tree, and we wanted to do something different with him, so we all headed out for a very long day in the car, travelling from LA to Joshua Tree and back in the space of one day.
One of the great things about car trips is you get the chance to talk, and we got the opportunity to spend time getting to know Luis, his history, background and family.
For us it was an amazing day, as we didn’t only come away with some incredible photos to share, but we also came away with a new friend who is now a part of our life.
It’s always easier in life to take the road more often travelled, to go where others have gone before, it’s almost always safer, more stable and an easier path, but as soon as you make the decision to open yourself up to the risk of taking the less easy path, great things can happen.
Our business has been founded on this principle, and every day we enjoy the challenges and rewards of taking the road less travelled.
If you are feeling like you need something to help you change, next time you hit the crossroad, instead of taking the road everyone else is taking, instead take a different route and discover your own way. It won’t necessarily be easy, but you’ll be surprised at the rewards. You may even leave with a new friend.
Photography: Luis Rafael
— with Chris Glebatsas and Luis Rafael at Joshua Tree National Park.