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, Joules, John Lewis, Tesco, Argos, JD Williams, New Look, Matalan, 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:
- The Cayman Islands
- Burkina Faso
- Vatican City
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- South Africa
- Bosnia and Herzegovina