It was started by a handful of travel photographers and editors who thought, "There must be more to this than pushing exotic resorts?"
So we started telling our stories through photo reportage that are heartfelt, independent and playful.
It is all about journey that inspires. At closer inspection, nothing and nobody in our life is ordinary. Our value is “Live inspired.”
The circle later grew into a collective of multi-disciplined talents from music, filmmaking and written words background. The crossover of ideas and experiences is now taking place.
We experimented a lot in the beginning with digital cameras, non-digitals and videocams.
Over the years, we began to take an artistic shape. The website is now is a gathering place for photo essays, videos, poetry and inspired conversations.
Sojournposse collective is based in London, Barcelona, Kathmandu, Madrid, New Jersey, Colombo and Cordoba.
TERMINOLOGY OF SOJOURNPOSSE
“Sojourn” in English means brief travel or visit, which sums up our art as a collection of small journeys or stories joined together to create a bigger journey. “Posse” means a group or crew, in the sense that
we are a collective that perceives of the world's sounds.
Our journey is beyond geographical boundary. It can be about making a cup of coffee, a creative process, a chorus of a song, arriving to a particular state of mind. What is not a journey?
HOW IT BEGAN
Sojournposse was founded by Zarina Holmes and Salina Christmas in 2006. It was initially called Sojournpussy, a named coined by Holmes during one frustrating late-night overtime because it was “the only available domain name for a cool travel journal”.
Its creative direction today is influenced by photography artworks of the earlier Posse – Zarina Holmes, Salina Christmas, Jaime Saez de Adana, Kess Bohan and Patrick Crumly.
Patrick Crumly, a former saxophonist of the legendary Ronnie Scott band and an accomplished photographer, was a Sojournposse mentor and instrumental in nurturing multi-talented young artists. He passed away in Oct 2008, leaving a blueprint of cross-media artistic expressions followed by Sojournposse today.
Our photography evolved but the maverick spirit remains. The addition of other members turned the inspired conversations into a movement.
HOW TO PRONOUNCE "SOJOURNPOSSE"?
We don’t have a real clue. It sounds great in French accent, but since all Posse are of international backgrounds and have unique accents, we are not fussed.
It is generally agreed that it sounds like this: “SO-JOURN-POS-SAY”.