Posts tagged travel
GO: Travel Writing from Texas to Tennessee

I like this comparison of photography to pointing, and think the same pointing comparison can be made with the act of writing. A novice writer, a joke photographer — I don’t ever try to evoke anything with a photo I take or a note I write. The process is much more egoless. Something IS and because something IS it is IMPORTANT and therefore, an attempt to document must be made - however silly or juvenile the result. The young photographer or fake writer, a novice to both mediums, should aim merely to act as a conduit. A pointer and sharer of uniquely human stories — be they either visual or written.

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GO: The Images of Kevin Russ

This is an outrage -- and by outrage I mean outrageously fantastic. Please begin following the Traveling Wilbury-like adventures of Kevin Russ. The Atlantic has dubbed him 'the Ansel Adams of iPhoneography' and although newspaper features writer-folk are apt to embellish; their pithy observation is a total truism. Follow him here and here; and support the upkeep of the car he is currently living out of by buying his prints.

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WRITING: what joan didion packed

"The list enabled me to pack, without thinking, for any piece I was likely to do. Notice the anonymity of costume. Notice the mohair throw for trunk line flights (i.e., no blankets) and for the motel room in which the air conditioner could not be turned off. Notice the bourbon for the same motel room. Notice the typewriter for the airport, coming home: the idea was to turn in the Hertz car, check in, find an empty bench, and start typing the days notes." - Joan Didion, The White Album

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