DESIGNER WEEKENDS: TRAVELING THE WORLD THROUGH THE LENS OF FRANCIS MINIEN

Summer is winding down, yet we still have traveling on our minds! Last week I posted crafty ways to turn vacation memories into art. My posting coincided with the return of my world-traveling friends, the McMiniens, who spent the last twelve months trekking the planet and immersing themselves into cultures far beyond our work cubicles.

Francis Minien, a British born photographer, had the brilliant idea to narrate his journey across the world through a visual diary.  The diary, entitled "1 Day 1 Photograph", features a photo from each day of their adventure that, as Francis states, "captures what I feel best conveys the day or the experience of the day".

His photography journal offers us a daily snapshot of the people, nature, and landscapes that shape the world around us.  You can find it here: Part 1 and Part 2.

Below is a selection of photographs from the journal.  They can be purchased by contacting Francis through hiswebsite.

Lake Bunyonyi Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi Uganda

Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

The Serengeti Tanzania

The Serengeti Tanzania

The Serengeti, Tazania

South Georgia Sub Antartic

South Georgia Sub Antartic

South Georgia, Sub Antarctic

Great Barrier Reef Australia

Great Barrier Reef Australia

Great Barrier Reff, Australia

Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Vietnam

Phu Quoc Vietnam

Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Dhakapel Nepal

Dhakapel Nepal

Dhakapel, Nepal

Reading England

Reading England

Reading, England

Francis Minien has won prestigious awards for his photography, including nominations into the 2010 Photographer's Forums International juried photography show and the 2011 Paris de la Photographie.  He has recently published abook entitled "Festival: A View from the Crowd".  Learn more about Francis's work in progress onBrown Monkey.  Follow Francis on Facebook and TwitterandFlickr.

Happy traveling.

RB.