In an era of beach/mountain/cityscape-backed vacation pics refined via Instagramagic — true unfiltered photographic talent is all the more worthy of our focus. Introducing Australian photographer David Lazar. David happens to be one of those rare snapshot superstars whose spectacular travel photography brings to perfectly flattering light the world’s most far-flung, enigmatic cultures. Here’s a sampling of David’s choicest photographic eye candy for your viewing pleasure. (Your inner travel junkie can thank us later!)
From Kenya’s crimson-clothed Maasai to Brazil’s highly decorated Amazonian tribes to the photogenic faces of Vietnam, David seemingly effortlessly captures the beauty of those cultures’ everyday moments. The photos however, are anything but routine. They’re inspiring, thought-provoking; bursting with color, expression, texture and movement.
Named Best Culture Photographer by Garuda Airways in 2014, this photog (who is also an accomplished musician, in case you weren’t impressed yet) has been shooting award-winning travel portraits and scenes of exotic global splendor for more than a decade.