Krystle is an adventure sports photographer from Queensland, Australia, although she now lives a semi-nomadic lifestyle in her quest to capture and present unique moments from extreme sports, expeditions and adventures across the globe.
Driven by a passion to capture the most unique perspective not yet thought of, Krystle is willing to travel to get the shot. Whether that’s camping on a frozen fjord for a month in the extreme cold of the Arctic, or hanging out with 23 BASE jumpers paragliding in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan. Krystle consistently brings attention to the demanding adventures and landscapes that the public is rarely fortunate enough to be exposed to.
During this podcast Krystle share more about her passion for travel and photography and how she gained the skills necessary to do this job. She share the challenges of being on the road for 11 months out of every year and how she maintains her physically and mental well being. Krystle also shares top tips and advice for you to ensure you are living your most full life and going after your dreams. She also talks passionately about her Plan A and why that’s the only plan she has.
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Growing up on the sunshine coast
Where her love of travel comes from
Being inspired by National Geographic
Not having the money to go travelling at 18
Her love of photography and where it came from
Loving the outdoors
Life after university and why university was so frustrating!!
Being interested in sports photography
How she started to add travel into her work
Starting to build a network over 4 years while being based in Sydney
How she made it happen
Looking for true, gritty, raw adventure
Saving every dollar possible to afford to travel
Preparing for the Arctic for a month
Keeping camera’s working in extreme conditions
The challenges while out on expeditions
Dealing with team dynamics and the importance of communication
Going paragliding in Pakistan
Women in adventure photography
Missing having a home and having a base
Trying to reset the balance
Getting into free diving
Trying to stay mentally and physically well when travelling so much
Leaving her stuff in a shipping container with her grand parents
What’s on the bucket list?!
Advice for other women who want to step outside their comfort zone
Only having a Plan A and making it work
Website - www.krystlewright.com
Instagram - @krystlejwright
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