(A.g.’s note: Today’s interview is probably an interesting one. John Milton is a citizen of the world. His travels has brought him to some of the most uncommon places for travel. He answers Eric’s questions and shares some of his experiences on the road and what pushes him to keep going)
Eric: Great to have you John. To start off, what is your personal life story, and how did you get started in photography?
John: I’m a yankee living in Budapest, Hungary for the past 20 years as an investment banker until recently when I decided it was time to retire and really start enjoying life. That’s the moment photography found me. Upon my retirement I realized I am still young enough (45) to start leading an impactful and adventurous life. I’ve seen too many successful people around me who are not enjoying their wealth, not really living (working too hard, not playing hard enough). “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”(O. Wilde) Travel was always important to me as I was jet setting around the world to the usual places during my banking career: New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, etc. These are all great places but I felt they weren’t adventurous enough so I decided to start exploring the unexplored regions of the globe. I’ve been to 98 countries so far which includes Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan, and Papua New Guinea. These places sparked my desire to get into photography. Photography allows me to express my creativity which I never really knew I had.
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