Travel Photography

Expedition Photographer


"Travel is rebellion in it's purest form, we follow our heart. We free ourselves of lables, we lose control willingly. We love the unfamiliar, trust strangers. We only own what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truely graduate, we sometimes chose to never come back."

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For the last few years I have managed to travel all over the world as a photographer, whilst working for various NGO's such as Raleigh International and The Gurkha Welfare Trust in countries such as Tanzania, Nepal and Nicaragua, documenting the wonderful work that these charities undertake in some very rural areas of these countries. 

On project my main objective is to capture sensitive and characterful portraits of people from around the world. Please read of my adventures here Saraya Cortaville.

If you have a project or community venture that you would like me document please do contact me, I would love to work with you as a volunteer photographer!

The slideshow covers my time in Tanzania in 2015, working in communities on WASH projects, sustainable development and community resilience projects.

My main aim when volunteering is to capture entire ethos of the charity that I am representing, weather that be in a rural WASH project in Tanzania to an entrepreneur project in Nicaragua. I will fulfil the brief as required with a little extra personality thrown in, helping raise awareness and passion for the particular charity, and the country in which we may be based.

Here is a short film I made with Fujifilm UK in the amazing city of Marrakech in Morocco, it will give you a little idea of how I shoot !

In 2019 again I will be travelling to the inspiring country of Nepal, taking images of the Gurkha pensioners, please do contact me if you would be interested in joining me and the Photojourney team.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Travel Photography Gallery


My Kit List


  • Billingham 555 - Khaki / Tan

    Billingham 555 - Khaki / Tan

    Roomiest of the Billingham 5-Series range, the 555 can securely stow up to three DSLR bodies with four lenses, a…
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  • Fujifilm X-T2 Digital Camera Body

    Fujifilm X-T2 Digital Camera Body

    With improved autofocus and electronic viewfinder performance, the Fujifilm X-T2 is an update to the popular X-T1, and is capable…
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  • Fujifilm X-T20 Digital Camera Body - Silver

    Fujifilm X-T20 Digital Camera Body - Silver

    With its 24.3-megapixel sensor and brand new image processor, the Fujifilm X-T20 Digital Camera Body delivers high-speed autofocusing, fast start-up,…
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  • Fujifilm X-T2 Vertical Power Booster Grip

    Fujifilm X-T2 Vertical Power Booster Grip

    Capable of holding 2 extra batteries (batteries not included), the Fujifilm Vertical Power Booster Grip is an optional accessory for…
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  • Fujifilm NP-W126S Rechargeable Battery

    Fujifilm NP-W126S Rechargeable Battery

    The Fujifilm NP-W126S is a spare or replacement rechargeable battery for the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera.
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  • Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR Fujinon Lens

    Fujifilm 16-55mm f2.8 R LM WR Fujinon Lens

    The Fujifilm 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Fujinon lens is a weather-resistant, wide-angle to medium telephoto zoom with Fujifilm X-mount.…
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  • Fujifilm 50-140mm f2.8 WR OIS XF Lens

    Fujifilm 50-140mm f2.8 WR OIS XF Lens

    The Fujifilm 50-140mm f/2.8 lens is a high performance, weather-resistant telephoto zoom designed for use with Fujifilm's X series of…
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  • Fujifilm 90mm f2 R LM WR XF Lens

    Fujifilm 90mm f2 R LM WR XF Lens

    The Fujifilm 90mm f.2 R LM WR XF lens is a fast-aperture prime to join the ever-growing interchangeable X-series line-up.…
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  • Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 APD XF Lens

    Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 APD XF Lens

    The Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 APD XF is the world's first fast-aperture autofocus lens with an apodisation filter. The maximum f/1.2…
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  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with 10 shots - Flamingo Pink

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with 10 shots - Flamingo Pink

    Cute, colourful and compact, this Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera with 10 shots is just bursting with cool photo…
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  • Fujifilm Instax Mini Colour Photo Film 20 Shot

    Fujifilm Instax Mini Colour Photo Film 20 Shot

    The Fujifilm Instax Mini Colour Photo Film includes 20 sheets of wallet-sized instant film. Instax Mini film (for use in…
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Your Feedback

  • Thanks for an amazing talk and even more amazing workshop xxx
    Melody
  • I loved watching you speak in 2017, it was my highlight of The Photography Show!
    Lisa
  • Hi Saraya, I was at photohubs and just wanted to tell you how inspirational you were. I dream of following in your footsteps one day. I travelled a lot when i was younger, but sadly before i was into photography.
    Joanne
  • Thank you for a fantastic evening. I think it’s fair to say that it was the best of the bunch so far. Certainly listening to the many comments after it would seem that everyone was very impressed with your talk. The images were amazing!
    Colin
  • Thank you for giving such an inspiring speech with such wonderful images :)
    Jane
  • I think I expected to be bowled over by your ego rather than your photos. Never been more wrong. Looking forward to reading your book, and following your future travels.
    Jared
  • I found your talk utterly engaging with some inspirational images for us to enjoy-the best talk we’ve had in ages so thank you very much.
    Jean
  • Great to see you and an inspiring presentation today, Many thanks!
    Gavin

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