In Talks with : Tiffany Bloomfield, Scientist, Photographer and Studio Manager
Updated on: 25 Jun 2016
It is said that a sense of wonder comes from our natural curiosity about life's journey. Many things awaken our imagination and desire to get out there and do something else. That something else, for Tiffany Bloomfield, was to travel the world; but this was no ordinary Itraveling. She set out to visit one of the most beautiful and eclectic places on earth, India. Her purpose was to somehow find a way to help women in different stages of their lives realize their purpose and provide them with the power to tell and dictate their own stories of oppression. Whether those stories be of poverty, child marriage, child labor, trafficking, or domestic violence.
Tiffany was born in Brooklyn, raised in New Jersey and before going on this journey, she lived in Virginia, London, Illinois and New York City. She has a Master's of Science Degree in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences Research, but worked in the Photography Industry in New York City and is quite a talented Photographer today. In today's interview we talk a little bit about her preparations before leaving, what she's experienced so far through this journey and we learn more about her project and how we can help!
Rove Journal: First off, thank you for talking to us! I understand you had been wanting to leave NYC for a while. How did you make this decision to leave the city you lived in for 6 years? Do you remember the moment when you realized you were done working an office job? What was your biggest motivation for leaving?
Tiffany Bloomfield: It was always in the plans for me to leave NYC; in my early 20s I aspired to travel, meet people from different culture backgrounds and tell their stories. I realized I had evolved enough as a photographer and human being that it was time for me to carry out my earlier aspirations. My tribe of friends and the photographers I managed motivated me, and their talent constantly inspired me.
RJ: How long did it take you from decision-making to actually leaving? How did you plan for this?
TB: It took me 10 months to execute. As far as planning I saved enough money to help me survive for at least 6 months without income and called friends in different countries and told them "I'm on my way!"
RJ: Best advice you received before leaving home?
TB: Keep your head on a "swivel".
RJ: You are an experienced traveler, what was it about India that called your attention?
TB: Have you ever heard Jason Mraz's song Beautiful Mess? That is my Ode to India.
RJ: Was India what you expected when you arrived? Was it different? If so, how?