About

My name is Darby Sawchuk. I’m a freelance travel photographer originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but I currently live in Manchester, England. I’ve visited over 45 countries and I am an experienced travel photographer with a passion for great images, fantastic places and interesting people.

My passion for travel photography developed while travelling Europe then reached a fever pitch while exploring South America. While in Peru, I was able to learn from a more experienced photographer and I was completely hooked. Upon returning home, I dove into learning as much of the craft as I could then prepared for my next trip. I landed a job teaching English in Japan where I could experience a new culture while further developing my skill as a photographer in a foreign land.

Since then, my work has appeared in such publications as: Men’s Journal, New York Magazine, Globetrotters Guides, Footprint Guides, Western Living Magazine, The Telegraph, Forbes Traveler, Countryfile Magazine, Country Explorers and more.

Travel photography is my true love, but I also have a background in commercial studio photography. I have shot for such clients as: Littlewoods, Argos, New Look, Matalan, John Lewis, Tesco, Asics, Cotton Traders, Lakeland, Kitbag, Long Tall Sally, Pets at Home, Homebase, Simon Jersey and more.

And just because lists are fun, here are the countries I have been lucky enough to visit. As far as I can recall, this seems to be the correct order in which I visited them:

  1. Canada
  2. US
  3. The Cayman Islands
  4. Scotland
  5. Ghana
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. England
  8. Wales
  9. France
  10. Switzerland
  11. Spain
  12. Andorra
  13. Italy
  14. Vatican City
  15. Greece
  16. Turkey
  17. Bulgaria
  18. Romania
  19. Hungary
  20. Slovakia
  21. Poland
  22. Czech Republic
  23. Mexico
  24. Peru
  25. Ecuador
  26. Japan
  27. Malaysia
  28. Indonesia
  29. Hong Kong
  30. Taiwan
  31. Cambodia
  32. Singapore
  33. Vietnam
  34. Laos
  35. Thailand
  36. Myanmar
  37. Australia
  38. Lithuania
  39. Latvia
  40. Estonia
  41. Portugal
  42. South Africa
  43. Morocco
  44. Croatia
  45. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  46. Belgium
  47. Cuba
  48. Jordan