I consider travel to be a privilege, so I strive to do justice to the places and people I photograph. Photography is my key to interacting with the environment around me.
As a travel and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles and New York City (depending on which coast has the best light at the moment), I’ve traveled to over 50 countries and contributed photography for Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure and BBC Travel, as well as several hotels and resorts, tourism boards and commercial brands.
I specialize in luxury hotel photography and have worked with hospitality clients such as Four Seasons Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Hotel Esencia (Tulum).
Social media sharing is a huge part of my photography. I’ve done numerous social media takeovers for brands and magazines. My travel Instagrams have been featured in @travelandleisure, @cntraveler, @airbnb, @passionpassport, and @afarmedia to just name a few.
Along with my wife, Kelly Phillips Badal, who’s a travel writer and editor, we’re co-founders of the travel content marketing agency, Compass and Passport.
SELECTED CLIENTS + PUBLICATIONS
Adidas Football, Apple iTunes Store, AT&T, Asilia Africa, BBC Travel, BBDO Advertising Agency, Bon Appétit, Brooklyn Winery, Club Life Travel Magazine (UK), Condé Nast Traveler, Condé Nast Traveller UK, Condé Nast Traveller India, Cool Hunting, Country Living, Destinations Magazine, Esquire, Fortnighter, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Fundu Lagoon, Glamour, Hitlist Travel App, Hotel Esencia, Incredible India, Infinity USA, Lufthansa Magazine, Quest Magazine, The New York Times, The Safari Collection, Town & Country Magazine (UK), Travel + Leisure, TravelSmith, Voyageurs du Monde.
SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
- Condé Nast Traveler (@cntraveler) Instagram featured photographer
- 24 Best Travel Photographers as selected by Fathom Travel
- A World of Travel With Tanveer Badal – Spirited Pursuit – January 23, 2016
- The 14 Most Beautiful Travel Instagrams of 2014 – Condé Nast Traveler
- Instagram takeover for Fodor’s Travel – August 19, 2015
- Instagram takeover for Fathom Travel – July 24-27, 2015
- Social media takeover for Asilia Africa resorts and safaris – August 2-6, 2014
- Instagrammers Who Inspire Us Before Breakfast interview with Border Free Travels
- Interview with Fathom Travel
- Instagram feature @travelandleisure (Travel + Leisure Magazine)
- Instagram feature @BBC_Travel (BBC Travel)
- Instagram feature @GuardianTravelSnaps (The Guardian Travel)
- Instagram feature @airbnb (Airbnb)
- Instagram feature @travelchannel (The Travel Channel)
- Instagram feature @matadornetwork (Matador Travel Network)