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Jon Collins

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Jonathon Collins is a Sydney-based adventurer working in sustainability consulting and using photography as his creative outlet. His first taste of freedom came as part of his university studies, where he underwent research in islands on the Great Barrier Reef, across rural Indonesia and eventually living in a remote village of Bangladesh during the monsoon. Since then, he has travelled extensively through the continents of Asia and Africa and is always scoping out his next country to explore and capture through a lens. You can follow his adventures @easternsuns and see more from his experiences on his website.

De las Montañas al Mar: A Love Letter to Colombia

While all travel is personal, there are some countries that touch your heart in ways you never imagined. These places are often the ones you never expect to visit in the first place, so...

Travels in Yemen

Curious about what it would be like to travel in Yemen? Jon Collins was; so much so that he took the leap and ventured there himself, never once turning back. What he discovered was...

Shifting Sands in the Horn of Africa

Freelance photographer, Jon Collins, has traveled to more than 20 of the world's countries, many of them not yet popular spots on the traditional tourist trail. Here, Jon shares reflections from his time in the...

Why We Travel: Developing Cultural Understanding

Eight hands of different sizes reach toward the large dish, scooping portions of richly-spiced cardamom rice and goat meat. It is an intimate moment, squeezed into a circle with seven others, sitting on a...

The Circle Line – Observing Life on Yangon’s Commuter Loop

In February, sixteen creatives explored Hong Kong, Southeast and South Asia as part of our #PassportToAsia collaboration with Cathay Pacific Airways. Jon Collins was invited to Hong Kong and Myanmar and shares stories from...

A World Comes Together in Hong Kong

I close my eyes during every takeoff, listening to the humming of the plane, and feeling the jolt as it lifts from the tarmac. I don’t close them because of a fear of flying,...

Ebb and Flow: Losing time on the Swahili coast

Two years ago, a friend and I booked flights to a continent we knew very little about, but had always dreamt of exploring. Our trip to Africa was organised on a complete whim, with...
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Life in Colour: South Asia, Part II

After conducting research in Bangladesh, Jon Collins set off to travel around South Asia, visiting India and Nepal on different occasions. He discovered that travel in the region was far different - and often...

Life in Colour: South Asia, Part I

Jon Collins has traveled to South Asia on a number of occasions, each time experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the region differently. In this two-part photo essay series, he describes his various...