Richard I’Anson’s alluring travel photographs look spontaneous, but they are actually the result of hours—sometimes days—of planning and preparation. Originally from Australia, I’Anson co-founded the famed Lonely Planet Images stock-photography library. Initially working in a camera store and a mini-lab, I’Anson became a freelancer in 1982 and a full-time travel photographer in 1986. Always shooting in color, I’Anson aspires to capture a destination’s essence through exceptional subjects and lighting. I’Anson published a travel photography book, and his images are featured in numerous mediums worldwide.