THE BUSINESS TIMES (SINGAPORE) -- It has been almost a decade since American photographer Justin Mott left his photojournalism studies at San Francisco State University and moved to Vietnam. And he has not turned back since. “I had so much fun (in school), and photojournalism kept me out of the classroom though I had a short attention span,” says the 36-year-old. “I studied photography at school but for me, I learnt most when I just packed my bags and moved to Vietnam and Cambodia, just picking up skills on the fly,” he adds. His risk has paid off, as Mott is now an award-winning photographer running his business, and he also shoots for reputable publications such as The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveler. Mott will soon add another feather in his cap — as a contestant and judge in HISTORY Channel's upcoming reality television photo competition — Photo Face-Off.