We travel to see the world that they never told us about and to gain new experiences. We travel because it widens our horizon and exposes us to possibilities. Possibilities that make us realize that there's hope, possibilities that end up saving us. But is there all there is to "travel"? Honestly, nope. Because sometimes when we travel, we see things our hearts cannot bear and mind wants to revolt against— and in those moments, all we can do is calm ourselves down. But should you simply "get over it"? I don't think so. But you think you're just a photographer. Just another traveler who cannot make a difference even if he tried. A traveler who likes creating Instagram worthy shots but is afraid to speak up. You know what? Screw that shit. I'm done appreciating your spineless work. Because today, my heart aches with the amount of animal cruelty I've seen. The heaviness is unbearable because a camel that gets beaten up everyday is looking at me with hope. Today a pregnant dog is smiling in my arms even after having stones hurled at her stomach every hour. Screw your picture perfect moments if you're not doing anything within your capacity to help wipe out a bit of suffering. And don't tell me that there's not much you can do— that you can't make a difference in this big world. Should've thought before selling people the idea of you being an influencer. I'm not asking you to put everything on the line, I'm not asking you to put your life in danger while trying to make a difference. All I'm saying is that, do something. Anything. Because one day, Instagram's going to lose it's importance and so will your bunch of fake picture perfects— tell me something, is that all you want to leave behind?
Oh btw, don't negate these words this by saying that you create perfection out of nothing and believe in showing the good even when things are going wrong— it's not going to work. For this is not even a rant.
Neither a traveler nor a photographer.
Just someone who's sick of the fakeness that gets promoted in the name of content and business.
P.C. @ (The Aditi to my Naina 💛)