John R. MiltonWith some past guests of the podcast we discussed ways to avoid clichés and the challenges travel photographers have to face in order to come home with images that are novel and interesting. The guest of this week, John R. Milton, has taken the idea of straying off the beaten path to the limit and adopted a style and an attitude that he indicates with the acronym SCRU, as in simple, candid, raw, and unapologetic.

A former investment banker, he has recently taken up traveling to far flung places like Taliban-infested Afghanistan, Somalia, and the jungles of Nagaland, amidst armed insurgents and the last surviving tribe of head hunters. It was great fun to listen to John tell his adventurous stories and, I have to admit, a bit unsettling as well, for when he says unapologetic, he really means it. We hope you will get something out of our conversation with John, no matter what your preferences with regard to travel and photography are.

Duration 33m 43s.

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Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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TTIM 54 – Traveling Scared To Death with John R. Milton
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2 thoughts on “TTIM 54 – Traveling Scared To Death with John R. Milton

  • December 14, 2016 at 9:22 am
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    Those images are definitely raw! Salute to John for getting out there and putting himself in the situations to capture them!

  • December 17, 2016 at 10:04 pm
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    Certainly gets himself way off the beaten track. Kudos to that. Curious though about the “candid” part of his SCRU credo — many of his images, here and on Instagram, look staged, posed, or setup, which he denies doing.

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