Former Man City photographer, Sharon Latham left Manchester City prior to the 2016/17 season to begin her own journey that November. She then travelled to 22 locations in six months—nearly 50,000 miles - capturing content for the new app, which launched September 2017. The free app, available for iOSand Android, provides users with all of the necessary information and techniques for taking the perfect selfie (or pictures if they aren’t that keen on selfies) with anything from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House in the background.
“It’s an app for this generation; it’s an app for now. You see people go on holiday and some of their photos are awful—they miss half the Eiffel Tower or there are other problems because they didn’t line it up properly. They need to be taken properly because you might never go back to that place ever again.” Latham said to the culturetrip.
The app, developed by Manchester-based Apadmi, isn’t full of locations and attractionsLatham favors or visited during her days photographing soccer or musicians like Noel Gallagher, The Stone Roses, Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi. While she took all the app’s pictures, the locations were chosen based on countless research of top travel destinations around the globe. The current app version features guides on attractions in the likes of New York City, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, and Sydney. Latham said the next batch of guides may include Bali, Fiji, Tasmania, Hawaii, Tokyo, and Singapore, but admitted she would prefer the app’s users and social media followers to vote on where the next guides should feature.
It was a hard decision to leave the club, Latham said, but she has no regrets.
“I don’t miss any of the football, sitting outside in the cold and in the rain,” she said. “I’m glad I made the decision I did. It was a difficult choice to make, but I knew this was going to work.”
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