Tale of Tales: Tokyo-Singapore, by Steve McCurry
Renowned photographer Steve McCurry’s Tale of Tales chapter is part of a series commissioned by Silversea Cruises to chronicle a world cruise through the eyes of some of the world’s best writers, photographers and visual artists. This anthology celebrates all those who were part of the extraordinary 2019 World Cruise. Those who travelled further into the world to discover its beauty. Those who were fascinated, amazed and delighted by the stories they encountered – the stories they shared – and the story they created. McCurry traveled from Tokyo to Singapore onboard Silver Whisper. This is his tale.
There’s always something new. There’s always something soul-stirring.
That’s why, after photographing and working in Asia for nearly 20 years, I still love going back. Observing. Sensing. Catching the colors. Looking beyond the chaos and contrasts to reveal the unguarded images.
Those split seconds that tell a human story. Those moments of pure beauty. For me, the essence of traveling is being captivated and absorbed in a place. Immersing myself in an environment and bringing it into focus.
That’s when I feel most alive and at home.