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Take a virtual trip around the world with Xperia

In 2020, our everyday lives changed dramatically – including how we move from place to place. At a time where physical travel may still feel like a distant daydream, #TravelByXperia is designed to help people across the globe reconnect over their love of adventure. From captivating cityscapes to local delicacies, explore the world with Xperia; you never know what you may find. 

Discover the wonders of Japan

Lose yourself in the lush green forests of one of Japan’s oldest pilgrimage trails with Ippei & Janine.

© Ippei & Janine. All images captured by professional photographers Ippei & Janine. All images are taken with Xperia. 

Waterside portrait of photographer couple Ippei & Janine
Meet Ippei & Janine

Ippei & Janine are a Tokyo-based photographer couple specialising in cinematic style photography, creating natural and emotive outdoor lifestyle images, as well as photographing directly for couples and families. Their photography has been published in dozens of global media publications and countless advertising campaigns.

Ippei & Janine offer insights on their Japanese journey

Experience the beauty of rural Taiwan 

From abundant fields to spectacular coastlines, Hsiang Li (Rookie) celebrates the diverse landscape of Hualien, Taiwan.

© Hsiang Li (Rookie). All images captured by professional photographer Hsiang Li (Rookie). All images are taken with Xperia.

Portrait of photographer Li Hsiang sitting on a stone wall holding his camera
Meet Hsiang Li (Rookie)

Born in Jiali District, Tainan, Hsiang Li (Rookie) is a photographer with Sony Taiwan. In 2014, he started using a camera to record the people and scenes he encountered during his working day as a postman. Later, he uploaded his photos on Instagram with the hashtag “Postman Diary” and became an overnight sensation. Li’s images are heartfelt tributes to his homeland, revealing his warmth and affection for the people and places that make Taiwan so unique.

Hsiang Li (Rookie) puts Xperia through its paces
Explore the streets of Hong Kong

Get to know the people and streets of Hong Kong with Billy Ha’s documentary style photographs.

© Billy Ha. All images captured by professional photographer Billy Ha. All images are taken with Xperia. 

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Billy Ha

Born in Hong Kong, Billy spent his childhood in the U.S. before returning home. He started snapping the streets around him in 2016, and favours photographs of unnoticed people. His work emphasises the details and expressions of pedestrians and his focus is now on social documentaries – telling stories with each photo. He enjoys catching unique moments of people’s behaviour and finding different compositions and otherwise unseen angles for each photo.

Billy Ha reveals his favourite photo spots in Hong Kong

Appreciate the awesome beauty of the Alps

Photographer Eric Reinheart reveals the beauty of the Alps, a wonderland of mountains, forests, lakes and valleys.

© Eric Reinheart. All images captured by professional photographer Eric Reinheart. All images are taken with Xperia.

Portrait photo of photographer, Eric Reinheart
Meet Eric Reinheart

Eric Reinheart is a Berlin-based commercial and landscape photographer who has worked with a range of world-renowned brands and fast-growing start-ups. While Eric takes a lot of pride in his client work, he finds most gratification elsewhere: the great outdoors. His true passion is to get out there and take images to capture and preserve the beauty of nature in untouched areas.

Travel to the Alps with landscape photographer Eric Reinheart

Witness tulip season in all its glory

In the Netherlands, spring means tulips – and photographer Albert Dros loves to capture the spectacle.

© Albert Dros. All images captured by professional photographer Albert Dros. All images are taken with Xperia. 

Portrait of photographer Albert Dros using his smartphone to photograph a single yellow tulip in a field of red tulips
Meet Albert Dros 

Albert Dros is a professional landscape photographer from the Netherlands. He aims to capture places and moments using his own distinctive vision and style, creating bold, vibrant, and sometimes fairytale-like images. Albert has worked with many brands in the photography industry and is an official Sony Ambassador of Imaging. His work has featured in some of the biggest news outlets and magazines worldwide, including TIME, National Geographic and Adobe.

Finding inspiration in a unique landscape

Get a taste of Paris

Get a feeling for Parisian life with the latest shots from Laurent Derossi’s home city.

Laurent Derossi in front of the Eiffel Tower
Meet Laurent Derossi – Parisian photographer

Laurent Derossi (@Parisexplorer), is a Parisian photographer from Metz who specialises in Urban and Travel Photography. Curious by nature and an adventurer at heart, Laurent explores the streets of Paris, looking for unique perspectives. Laurent shares his pictures on his website and on his social networks where he is followed by tens of thousands of people.

© Laurent Derossi. All images captured by professional photographer Laurent Derossi. All images are taken with Xperia. 

Hear Laurent Derossi talk about photographing Paris

Start a Swedish adventure

Take a trip through the beautiful mountains, lakes and landscapes of Sweden in winter with Tobias Hägg.

© Tobias Hägg. All images captured by professional photographer Tobias Hägg. All images are taken with Xperia. 

Full length photo of Tobias Hägg
Meet Tobias Hägg – Swedish photographer

Tobias Hägg (Airpixels on social media) is a photographer and videographer based in the outskirts of Stockholm, Sweden. Passionate about exploring landscape, adventures and the great outdoors, Tobias travels to the farthest expanses of earth capturing unique moments from unique perspectives through photography and film. He has been named as 1 of 14 photographers in Masters of Drone Photography and he also judges Cewephotoworld, one of the biggest photography competitions in the world.

Hear Tobias Hägg explain his philosophy on photography 

Climb high in Colorado

Enjoy US photographer Andy Mann’s spectacular rock-climbing images.

© Andy Mann. All images captured by professional photographer Andy Mann. All images are taken with Xperia.

Black & white portrait of photographer Andy Mann
Meet  Andy Mann 

Andy Mann is a Sony Artisan, Emmy-nominated Director, 3-time Telly-Award Winner, National Geographic Photographer, and marine conservationist whose imagery is helping tell the story of our rapidly changing planet. Andy is also a public speaker, touring nationwide with National Geographic Live and working with young people around the world to inspire the next generation of ocean ambassadors. 

Join Andy Mann on his Rocky Mountain adventure

Head to downtown New York

Check out a side of New York that most people don’t see with Crissibeth Cooper’s street photography.

© Crissibeth Cooper. All images captured by professional photographer Crissibeth Cooper. All images are taken with Xperia. 

Photo of Crissibeth Cooper
Meet Crissibeth Cooper – New York photographer

Born and raised in New York, Crissibeth Cooper focuses on capturing precisely-composed images often leveraging symmetry and the golden ratio. Common themes in her work include leading lines, reflections, architecture, vanishing points, and urbanscapes. She has been exhibited on the Highline and Sony Square in NYC, and her creative photography can be found on Getty Images. She is a founding member of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective.

Hear Crissibeth's approach to capturing NYC
Discover Tiffany Nguyen’s top tips #TravelByXperia
Tiffany Nguyen standing on a road
Meet Tiffany Nguyen

Tiffany is an adventure travel photographer from Southern California, with an enviably diverse portfolio. She was one of the first members of the Sony Alpha Imaging Collective and is inspired by her travels. Her work is fueled by discovering new places and immersing herself in unfamiliar cultures.

Join #TravelByXperia

To join us on this journey, simply shoot the wonderful scenery, food and culture of your country using your Xperia device, and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #TravelByXperia. Our official Sony Mobile Instagram @SonyXperia will then select the best shots to share within our feed and Story.

 In order for @SonyXperia to share your image you must:

Read and accept the terms and conditions before entering this campaign

Post using the following hashtag: #TravelByXperia
Add the name of your country or region, e.g. #France
The name of your Xperia device, e.g. #Xperia1III

The model of your smartphone does not matter, so long as you are shooting with an Xperia. If we feature your photo(s) and/or movie(s), we will contact you first via Instagram Direct Message. 

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