We’re Jack Bolshaw and Marta Kulesza, and we spent the last few years of our lives photographing the mountains and writing about our experiences while traveling from the Highlands of Iceland to the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
Whether it’s raining, snowing, sunny or stormy, we are outside trying to make the most of the conditions planet Earth has decided to give us
The Diamond Beach, Iceland.
Our most recent road trip was a 14-month long journey through the Canadian Rockies and the Pacific Coastal Mountains of British Columbia with a 4000km trip north over a long weekend to catch a 3-day aurora storm
Vermillion Lakes, Banff National Park, Canada.
We don’t like to travel quickly, we prefer to get a feel for the country, for the mountains, and for the people. It makes it easier to come away with the shots we’re after
Mount Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellfoss, Iceland.
The more knowledgeable you are about a destination, the more you want to do it justice in your art
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Canada.
It also cuts down on travel expenses quite a lot and most importantly significantly lowers the environmental impact we have on our planet
Sassolungo, Puez-Odle Nature Park, Italy.
New Zealand is a country that we hold dear to our hearts and we plan on spending a few months there each year
Wharariki Beach, New Zealand.
The landscape speaks for itself. The best photography spots in New Zealand are amongst some of the most world renowned
Lake Annette, Jasper National Park, Canada.
But we didn’t win the lottery to be able to afford this lifestyle. It took years of hard work
Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania, Australia.
We are completely self-funded, we don’t have any sponsors and very rarely sell our art. Our money is generated from our knowledge.
After we’ve explored a place, we create free online destination guides aimed at photographers and outdoor lovers, helping everyone to make the most out of their time
Spirit Island, Maligne Lake, Canada.
We’ve monetized our website with affiliate and direct marketing. We are certainly not rich, but make enough to keep on going and to fuel our passion for travel and photography
Coromandel Peak, Wanaka, New Zealand.
Our website, In A Faraway Land, is full of travel itineraries, hiking guides and photography tips and now has more than a million annual visitors. It’s been 4 years in the making
Sunwapta Falls, The Icefields Parkway, Canada.
We find it really important to create our own products and our own brand. We’ve found that having a decent following on social media is great but there’s simply not that much conversion
The Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand.
In the coming years, we plan on writing books and developing a full online photography course.
We have one piece of advice for photographers looking to get the best out of their vacation
The Gran Cir Summit, Italy.
It’s not about having the best camera or the most lenses, it’s about being proactive. If the scene is the most beautiful at 3am, then get there at 02:30 and set up
Mount Lawrence Grassi from Ha Ling Peak, Canada.
It’s tough sometimes but the sense of fulfilment you’ll have will be more than worth it
That Wanaka Tree, New Zealand.
We’ve turned our passion into our job, something that many people dream of
And we couldn’t be happier!
Mount Birdwood, Spray Valley Provincial Park, Canada.
About the author
Creator of an award winning travel website In A Faraway Land dedicated to providing up to date, relevant, sample itineraries, hiking guides and photography tips to destinations such as Canada, New Zealand and Iceland.