Our guest for this edition of the podcast is British travel photographer Matt Widgery.
Besides being a good sport and someone who’s always fun to be around, Matt has a lot of interesting stories to share, starting with the way photography saved him from an alcohol addiction, as he says in his about page:
“Photography basically saved my life. I had a long addiction to alcohol and it nearly destroyed me. But I don’t say this to get sympathy. Today I get to travel all over the world, shooting and teaching in some of the best locations on Earth. I shot in 16 countries last year! My life is beyond amazing and I am so thankful that I was able to discover my passion and use it to create the life I always wanted. The only way I know how to express this gratitude is to pay it forward. Teaching others the skills that gave me this incredible life is such a privilege.”
He now channels his passion into teaching and inspiring as many people as possible. Through his photography holidays, workshops, public speaking, meetups, the online communities he helps to run like Urban Travel Europe and Cambridge Photo Walk and his YouTube channel he has reached tens of thousands of photographers and helped them deepen their knowledge and love for this wonderful pursuit.
We also talked with Matt about the country he recently discovered and started loving so much, Greece. If you ever intended to travel and photograph there, check out his Workshops page.
Duration 41m 40s.
Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Photos By Matt
One thought on “TTIM 119 – Matt Widgery on Addiction and Greece”
What an amazing story. So glad to have met Matt last week at the UK Photo show and a genuine nice, kind and funny guy who has a passion for photography like no other. I could only hope to aspire to reach the levels he has and knowing some of the background from this interview only endorses my liking for him and for what he does. Well done Matt, keep up the great work and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. 🙂