Agoraphobia is the extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places. I didn't know there was such a fear, or what it was until this video shed some light on it. Jacqui Kenny speaks about how she can't really function in busy places, almost like her imagination will get the better of her. I never thought having super creative imagination could be a burden, now I know it can be. Because of this impediment she explores the world from her living room. She uses Google Street view and screenshots to capture certain scenes during her travels online. I know there might be some photographers who would say you had to be there to capture the shot, and I will argue that no, in my opinion, you have to capture images that move people, and you need to do it in any way you can. The best camera you have is the one you have with you, while walking the streets of India or while sitting in your safe zone at home. She finds places with space around cities where it's not too cramped and it gives her a chance to breathe.
Jacqui has built a following on Instagram, she's speaking her truth, and composing her shots using her skills, eye and talent. You can check out her photos and follow her here. Just so you know, Google has redone their Google Earth website too, so when surfing it through the web, you'll notice some improvements.
I think it's great that someone can use photography in any form to overcome their fears and problems, and by doing so, making other people who suffer the same thing, overcome theirs too.