I'm Tom, a 23 year old photographer, and as of the 20th of September 2018, a Digital Nomad. Not familiar with this term? Let me explain...
In 2015 I began my university course in Graphic Design with a plan, a plan to graduate with First Class Honours and as quickly as I could start a job in the industry in a reputable studio. However 3 years on from that goal I achieved my First Class Honours, however my ambition for working in a studio diminished. The prospect of being locked into regular hours five days a week in the same place seemed a chore more than something I was excited about, or more importantly, passionate about.
Photography however, has always been a passion of mine, and during the final year of my degree began to become more than just an obsessive hobby. I wanted to find a way to not only combine my degree and abilities in design, but also allow myself to fully explore my potential in photography. In order to do this myself and my like minded girlfriend made the decision to become digital nomads. Digital nomad's are individuals who work online from anywhere in the world in order to offset the cost of their perpetual travel and living expenses.
The nomad lifestyle enables us to expand our portfolio, working as freelancers for clients all over the world on a huge spectrum of projects relating to design. Whilst also exploring, and in my case photographing, the world at our own pace - potentially indefinitely. This is at least the plan, and we have been working hard for months in order to make this a reality, all that is left is to see if we can make it a success... 20/09/18.
Our new site is up, follow our adventure through South East Asia here: megantom.life