Tess Roby On… Why Travel’s the Ultimate Muse

"There is a certain feeling I only get from being in a new place"
Tess Roby
Photo by Ryan Molnar
Words + Photos TESS ROBY 

Seven years of living in Montreal and I don’t take as many pictures here as I used to. My daily views feel ingrained in me—my camera now bulky to walk with, I know the streets too well. Deep winter takes up almost half of the year here; the city becomes cold and dismal, and I feel the pull to escape to warmer climates. This is not to say I don’t find Montreal beautiful––to live here in summer is a dream––but I now travel to take photographs, and being somewhere I have never been before is a very intense source of inspiration for me. There is a certain feeling I can only get from being in a new place, and many of the best photographs I’ve taken reflect that feeling.

Here are some of them....
Tess Roby's ace debut album is now available via Italians Do It Better and streaming below.