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Author(s): Max Winpenny
Aaron Gekoski, also known as Bertie, is an award winning environmental photojournalist. He began life working a corporate job in the United Kingdom and after some years, Bertie felt dissatisfied with what he was doing and decided to change his work and lifestyle pretty significantly. So I’ve interviewed a few people who have made massive career changes and what Bertie did was right up there with some of the most extreme. He left his job and went to travel in Africa, where he stayed for some years after finding work as a photographer, documenting the shark trade industry. After some pretty hardcore projects and challenges, he now works documenting human wildlife issues around the world.
I think what Bertie has done is inspiring to a lot of us. One of the best parts of his story is his willingness to break the mold of what is expected of everyday people. He traded in a comfortable life to work on something that he saw was a huge issue. After listening, have a look at some of his work @Aaron_gekoski and you might feel like tackling an issue that you are passionate about. In this episode, we talk about his journey, some of his hardest projects and solutions that he feels could make an impact.