An Interview with Joe & Cindy Merritt

An Interview with Joe & Cindy Merritt

Q. What words, sayings, or key phrases do you learn when traveling to a new country - especially if that country speaks a foreign language?
A. Thank You, Good Morning, Coffee, Water, food, Hello, You're Welcome, Please, No Problem, Yes, How Much.
Q. How do you ensure you improve or are sharpening your photographic eye?
A. Online learning, meeting other like minded people, sharing my work watching others on YouTube. Peter McKinnon is a favorite.
Q. Where/How can we find your work(s)?
A. Private collection currently but perhaps something might develop further down the line.
Q. What has influenced your capturing eye or style the most? Which photographer has influenced you the most?
A. Just the feeling I have the moment I am in a location or place, if I am moved to try to capture that feeling in a photograph for the memory bank or to just be able to try and share, express that with others.
Q. What travel-based tips and tricks would you like to share?
A. Always take less than you think you need, talk to the locals, immerse yourself in the culture.
Q. In your travels, have you come across a non-profit charity/cause worth highlighting? If so, what was it called? If not, what cause is worthy of support in your opinion?
A. There are so many worthy causes out there but, after traveling South East Asia, waste reduction and 'Clean up' efforts towards Ocean waste and trying to revive habitats of marine life has been up there. Seeing the waste created by humans in such otherwise pristine environments.

Q. What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
A. That you can never take too many photos and you should always have your camera handy!

Check out Joe and Cindy's work(s) here