Whenever I leave Houston, I have a camera around my neck at all times and the hunt is on. Yeah, I keep an eye out for some stylish folks here and there, but mostly I'm breaking the location down by rhythm, colors, lines, type, textures, etc. I need a lot of time alone just to observe, soak up, process and document my surroundings. When i get to a 'cool' part of town, I like to figure out why it's considered cool. The same goes for trashy, nice, hipster, rich (and so on) parts of towns.
A few months ago, I went to NYC with Roots The Salon and was on inspiration overload. I've been to NY a bunch since graduating high school, but I never have the same experience. I usually have a pretty tight schedule when I go and try to cram in everyone I know into the few days I have. This time I had plans fall through more than once, which gave me and the city some necessary time alone.
I always see people with cameras in their hands and wonder what their film/memory cards are full of, so that's why I'm sharing this post with you. These are the photos I take and store on my hard drive for inspiration. No one ever gets to see these because there's not much of anything going on. Not a beautiful, lanky goddess wearing the latest trends, or photos of me standing in front of notable NY things... just what is. I really enjoy type. Ugly type, pretty type, trends type, right down to handwriting. It's such a neat form of communication. With just a few lines, a mood is created. Pretty neat.
Anyway, I'll get on with the visuals...
Do you have a hidden stash of travel photos that don't get seen? If so, what are you photographing and why?