Welcome to LENSES&LOCALS. We’re Ayesha and Gavin. Photographers, adventurers, soul mates and travel companions. We met in our hometown of Northam, Western Australia in 2007, moved in together in Perth in 2008 and never looked back. Now at the age of 28 and 30, we’ve learnt a lot about ourselves, each other and how we want to live our lives. Nothing makes us happier than travelling the world side-by-side, cameras in hand and adventure in our hearts.

We’re here to share our destination advice, photography knowledge, and amazing experiences. If you’re seeking travel inspiration, digital and film photography tips and tricks, and a whole heap of photos of beautiful places, you’ve come to the right place.

2013 saw us jump on a one-way flight to travel Japan and the USA, finishing with a ticket NYC to Vancouver. A year living in beautiful British Columbia and travelling Canada and America and we knew it was the best thing we ever did. We returned home on 5 November 2014, L&L was born and we booked a one-way ticket to Singapore for exactly a year after we had returned. Fifteen months of travelling Southeast Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.K. and we were ready to have a base once more. We spent six months calling the charming town of Hội An, Vietnam our home, and in late 2017, decided we were ready to return to Australia. We now live in the beautiful beach-side city of Mandurah, Western Australia, still spending our days taking photos, designing products and exploring our surroundings. We’d love for you to join us!

Read about how we became photographers.