Justin Boot is creating Travel And Landscape Photography
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Hey there. Have you ever looked out your window, and wondered what was out there? Have you ever stared up at a mountain, and thought about climbing it? Have you ever enjoyed a sunset at a beach, and dreamed about what shores were beyond the horizon? Yeah, that happens to me a lot. That's the thing about being perpetually curious; all those little unanswered questions can well up inside and push you to incredible lengths.

I had to learn that the hard way. I looked out of the same window every day for over a decade before striking up the nerve to go exploring in my free time. Depression has a knack for messing with your goals and desires. The change was long overdue, but I made up for lost time. It started with a walk around a block or three, or some major tourist site here in San Francisco. But I kept going, further and longer. A weekend here, a day off there, and eventually I walked over 2/3rds of one of the most iconic cities in America. And to prove it, I took photos of everything. Eventually, I had to walk away from the safety of that window entirely; turns out, stability and happiness don't always correlate. The streets of San Francisco were no longer enough, either; there was a whole world out there to explore.

Skip forward a few years, and I've been to 20 countries spanning 5 continents. I've wandered cities, visited UNESCO sites, gone sailing, and hiked mountains, rainforests, deserts, and volcanoes. I've documented it all, one photo at a time. Like most photographers, I've posted my work on social media. I've been featured on a couple of sites, including the BBC's Travel Instagram. However, I've never liked how most folks focus on the luxury aspect. Anyone who's traveled knows that it's rarely about the glamour and vanity; the journey can be arduous, filthy, and even dangerous. But more often than not, being a travel photographer is expensive. I don't stay in fancy resorts - showering with a bucket is severely underrated - but even the basics cost something. Aside from the camera and hiking equipment, flights, trains, taxis and accommodations, essentials like food and health care come first. Wandering the Earth isn't so much fun when you have to worry about keeping the family dinner on the table and the lights on at home.

That's why I need your help. As much I would love to go on epic, lifelong adventures like the explorers of yore, reality has other plans. But if I can inspire, encourage, and educate others with my work - get them to wonder about what's beyond their window - then I'll have accomplished something great. Any support you give, be it big or small, will be immensely appreciated.
I never lost my sense of wonder. I hope you haven't, either.
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See tomorrow's photos today!
Hey there. Have you ever looked out your window, and wondered what was out there? Have you ever stared up at a mountain, and thought about climbing it? Have you ever enjoyed a sunset at a beach, and dreamed about what shores were beyond the horizon? Yeah, that happens to me a lot. That's the thing about being perpetually curious; all those little unanswered questions can well up inside and push you to incredible lengths.

I had to learn that the hard way. I looked out of the same window every day for over a decade before striking up the nerve to go exploring in my free time. Depression has a knack for messing with your goals and desires. The change was long overdue, but I made up for lost time. It started with a walk around a block or three, or some major tourist site here in San Francisco. But I kept going, further and longer. A weekend here, a day off there, and eventually I walked over 2/3rds of one of the most iconic cities in America. And to prove it, I took photos of everything. Eventually, I had to walk away from the safety of that window entirely; turns out, stability and happiness don't always correlate. The streets of San Francisco were no longer enough, either; there was a whole world out there to explore.

Skip forward a few years, and I've been to 20 countries spanning 5 continents. I've wandered cities, visited UNESCO sites, gone sailing, and hiked mountains, rainforests, deserts, and volcanoes. I've documented it all, one photo at a time. Like most photographers, I've posted my work on social media. I've been featured on a couple of sites, including the BBC's Travel Instagram. However, I've never liked how most folks focus on the luxury aspect. Anyone who's traveled knows that it's rarely about the glamour and vanity; the journey can be arduous, filthy, and even dangerous. But more often than not, being a travel photographer is expensive. I don't stay in fancy resorts - showering with a bucket is severely underrated - but even the basics cost something. Aside from the camera and hiking equipment, flights, trains, taxis and accommodations, essentials like food and health care come first. Wandering the Earth isn't so much fun when you have to worry about keeping the family dinner on the table and the lights on at home.

That's why I need your help. As much I would love to go on epic, lifelong adventures like the explorers of yore, reality has other plans. But if I can inspire, encourage, and educate others with my work - get them to wonder about what's beyond their window - then I'll have accomplished something great. Any support you give, be it big or small, will be immensely appreciated.
I never lost my sense of wonder. I hope you haven't, either.

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Tiers
Wanderer
$5 or more per month
See tomorrow's photos today!