Intimate photographic adventures with powerful cultural experiences
"O unworn world enrapture me, encapture me in a web Of fabulous grass and eternal voices by a beech, Feed the gaping need of my senses..."
THE PEREGRIN'S QUEST
(Why we do this)
The Peregrin offers photographic adventures with luxurious cultural experiences in locations around the world. Adventurers will capture the uncommon beauty of their surroundings and learn to tell their own stories while thoughtfully engaging their senses through food, drink and imagery. Together we will dream globally, expand horizons visually, and satisfy palates locally.
Wanderlust with purpose and a curiosity for culture is why we created The Peregrin. To make imagery and imbibe culture with a "right where you are" philosophy are what motivate us and make each of our adventures unique. We will nudge you where your compass is pointing with every tool in our rucksack. It's your adventure; we want to help you tell it. Down every path is a new idea, every hill a new chapter, every sunset a new dream. At The Peregrin we'll help you write your own story wherever your pilgrimage takes you.
Brian Steege, a professional photographer 30 years in, and Michael Leal, a 32 year educator and travel organizer, have joined their expertise to create The Peregrin. The travel pilgrim will discover the art of photography and the excitement of deep immersion into food, drink and culture in the beautiful places that are visited . The deep knowledge that Brian and Michael have in their respective fields offers each traveler the confidence that their journey will be a singular, unforgettable adventure.
Immersions are journeys of love, covering every square inch and idea of a country and culture. With camera in hand, head in the clouds, and feet on the ground there will be no stone unturned or wine glass empty after fiercely embracing with joy our adopted land of adventure. Vespucci and Shackleford would be proud of us.
Pursuits push us into a whirlwind of discovery, urging you to delve deeply and quickly into our destination in order to capture all that there is to see, drink and eat. You'll live the history and culture of the location and connect eyes with tastebuds, and become your own best travel reporter self. And revel in the indulgent beauty of your Mach 5 pilgrimage.
Closeups are just that - single-minded focus on specific subjects, experiences, or ideas. Workshops, if you will. Encompassing the desire for more knowledge, sharper skills, and stretching the mind. Targeted, purposeful, and empowering.