Before you read any further, please note that this post is a repost from DIY Photography. I am NOT the author of this post – I am simply sharing valuable information that I personally have found useful and would like to share it with my fellow photographers and in doing so, hopefully boost the exposure of this article. I hope you will all find this article as interesting as I did.

We are starting something new here, a Featured Photographer video series where we talk with famous photographers. Our first installment is a piece by travel photographer Asher Svidensky, who has been published by National Geographic, BBC, Oxford and several others.

Asher travels the world looking for stories. According to Asher, the only way to really get a story is by totally immersing yourself in the surrounding. But with total immersion comes a cost. The more a photographer absorbs, the less of their original self remains.

It comes to a point where all the story bits that he gathered throughout the year accumulate to more than his original self. He is a stranger at his own home, but none of the places he shot feels like home as well.

You can see more of Asher on his site and youtube blog.