Today’s Sunday Snapshot comes from Tony Kuehn, an American photographer who swapped blustery winters in Minnesota for sweltering summers in Tennessee when he moved south for college and found himself unexpectedly charmed. After 11 years in Nashville, he and his wife, Steph, decided it was time for a change, so they sold all of their belongings, dropped their two adorable dogs off with family in Toronto, Canada and boarded a one-way flight for Tokyo, Japan in August 2012. They have now been traveling for 14 months, and despite their plans to travel all the way west back to North America, have yet to make it out of Asia. Fans of traveling slowly and deeply, they have visited 13 countries where they do their best to immerse themselves in the local culture and eat as much street food as they can without having to resort to elastic-waist pants. Tony & Steph share stories & photos from their adventures over at their site 20 Years Hence and on their Facebook page. You can also follow them on Twitter.
“I was walking through the Pudu wet market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when I saw this little girl sitting inside a vendor’s stall. Despite the chaos and noise of the market around her, she was lost in her own little world and looked so peaceful. Drawn to her serenity, I just couldn’t resist taking a picture of her; it wound up being one of my favorite shots of the day!”
I’m probably not the only one who is envious of this candid shot. Do you also struggle with photographing people during your travels?
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