Well, I joined the 21st century this month and got an Iphone. I decided to leave the camera behind for several reasons. It’s not really a photo-documentary trip, as I want to sketch far more than photograph. I don’t want to be tied to a camera, and a camera is heavy and bulky for backpacking.
I’m now blogging from my Iphone, with photos taken by it. I’m looking forward to doing illustrated travel journaling. I’m carrying a Hand Book journal with around 5 by 8 inches. It has lots of pages of buff paper for a longer journey, and takes watercolor well. Here’s a sample drawing from Aroma cafe.
We all get obsessed with supplies for such a trip. I decided to literally ditch the camera for a journal. I am taking a folding keyboard, as typing a blog on my phone would kill both me and the writing. Goal: fewer photos, more drawings, journals, poetry. We’ll see. Enjoy some recent illustrated journaling attempts below.