Jeremiah Rogers

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About

Hi, my name is Jeremiah. I got addicted to photography, saved money for years, and quit my job to travel around the world. I’ve been traveling since April, 2014.

I am a minimalist traveler with a 18 liter backpack. I like to find a new city, do a minimum of research, and learn by walking around, talking to people, and documenting what I find.

From April to October 2014 I travelled to Thailand, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and — briefly — India. I’ve spent the past 10 months (until July, 2015) living in Cambodia and working on A River’s Tail. Today I am back on the road.

That’s me.

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Introduction to This Site

To start you might read about why I’m traveling, how I saved the money to travel, and how I sold everything so that my life would fit in a very tiny backpack.

It wasn’t that hard — I quickly adapted to living with less. These days I recommend that non-photographers travelers go even smaller and only bring the essentials. If you don’t need to work on the road or write for a living the iPad with a keyboard dock is a magnificent tool. These days I use a MacBook Pro, but mostly for ergonomics, work, and speed. Even though I live full time in Cambodia I’m still using just two pairs of underwear but I have upgraded to four shirts. It feels wasteful.

Some of my favorite images. The rest are here.

As I travel I’ve confronted many moral questions. In Beijing I realized how many true stories there are in every situation. I think about the biases of a traveller and why we take so many pictures.

There were many ways to photograph this scene in Beijing, as you can read here.

Are you thinking about traveling? I think that a six to one year wandering trip is worth it. I ask that if my writing has inspired you to please let me know, it makes me smile for weeks.

Kyoto, Japan. September, 2014.

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This site is static HTML and was built using Hugo and is hosted on Amazon S3.

This site is dedicated to my friend Aaron Swartz who died far too young. Aaron’s passing inspired me to write again and to put my writing on the open web.