100 Photo Essays About Places and Travel
October 21, 2021A huge list of photo essays from many corners of the world. All stories are courtesy of Analog.Cafe’s film photographers’ community.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
A Salty Salt Lake Trip — July 2021
August 3, 2021While working on my rotating 2-week shift in Jal, New Mexico, I sat behind a computer screen at midnight on a frac pad, already pondering what to do in 2-weeks when I get off work. I looked at the cheapest flights out of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and low and behold Salt Lake City, Utah caught my eye.— Peter Reilly.
Once Upon a New Year
A Pre-Pandemic Swiss Journey Documented on Analog Film
July 26, 2021Late December of 2019 through early January of 2020. A last-minute trip before we really knew what “pandemic” meant. A group of 5 lifelong friends from California decided to meet up with a 6th, who was ending his time studying abroad in Zurich for the semester.— Peter Reilly.
A Photographic Love Affair Between Siberia&Portugal
Film Swap Across 7,000km
July 12, 2021This short essay is a showcase of an unexpected virtual rendezvous between two amateur photographers living 7,000 kilometres apart.— Justino Lourenço.
Searching for Freedom
A 6000-Mile Road Trip Across America
June 17, 2021The following collection of photos is from a road trip taken with my brother and two friends of mine last summer, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. In the span of a few weeks, our lives, and the world around us came to a screeching halt.— Kabir Dugal.
Auguste Rodin on Film
The Works of the Founder of Modern Sculpture on 35mm
April 12, 2021There are more than a hundred museums in the city of Paris. Everyone, of course, knows about the Louvre, but many smaller galleries and institutes have also preserved and protected the works of famous artists. One of my personal favourite museums in Paris is the Hôtel Biron site of Musée Rodin, dedicated to the works of the founder of modern sculpture, the great Auguste Rodin.— Abhijeet Dangat.
A Slice of the Countryside
Experiencing the Pandemic Onset in São Paulo, Brazil.
December 15, 2020My name is Marina Leal; I’m a 23-year-old Brazilian, nearing the end of my International Relations studies. Recently, I’ve been trying to find my way in the political art space. When they first declared the lockdown here in my city, Bauru, in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil, I ran to an old store downtown to buy what would be a very important film roll for me.— marina_guarreschi.
A Series of Images Shot While Living in the Swedish Countryside
December 1, 2020Since it’s my first submission to Analog. Cafe, I think it would be polite to introduce myself:Olá, my name is Mariah Peixoto; I am 26 years old. I am from São Paulo, Brazil. Photography is a hobby and a passion of mine, rather than a source of income.— mariah.peixoto.
Europe’s “Flashing Eyes” on Film
My Mementos From 8 European Cities on 35mm
September 30, 2020Artists love Hugh Laurie for his craft and his profound take on life. The English actor-comedian once tweeted about his travels,It bothers me how quickly I can fall in love with a city. I swear my vows, and then another city comes along and flashes its eyes.— Abhijeet Dangat.
The Changing Face of Young Iran
August 20, 2020In 2019, I spent four weeks travelling through the fascinating country that is Iran. I shot over 30 rolls of black and white 35mm film, documenting Iranian people’s everyday lives. The result is a collection titled “Analog Iran. ”This particular short series reflects the changing face of young Iran.— Ali MC.
We Will Always Have Paris
Paris, Je T‘aime
August 10, 2020I lived in Paris for a year. I had a hard time settling in at first. But in a few months, I fell in love with the city. Infatuation with the City of Love may be a visitor’s cliché, though I don't mind. The French word happens to be my favourite utterance; I like how it sounds and the genuine motives behind it.— Abhijeet Dangat.
July 22, 2020The warm humanity. The charm of Bahia, the island of Boipeba, and its animated, colourful landscape with their daily struggles and hopes. Their genuine humour, the wealth that sweats through the adventures of their stories. They live, absorbed in their smells, their senses, in contradictions and pains; immersed under the shade of palm trees, protected by the coral reefs, among a thousand types of mango, fragrant, sweet — redeeming, at least in some small part, the echoing sufferings of the ancient colonialism.— Stefano Fristachi.
Comuna 13: From Violence to New Horizons
Exploring the Infamous Neighborhood in Colombian Medellín
July 6, 2020Colombia — a country that I’ve been fantasizing about visiting for the past two decades. When the time finally arrived, the decision had to be made on which cameras and lenses to bring. In a mood to capture the essence of the place in an emotional way rather than just pleasing pictures, I decided to bring my 1979 Minolta XD-7 together with the Minolta MD Rokkor 50mm f/1.— icarium.imagery.
At Work on Central Avenue
May 5, 2020I made these photographs as I walked the 16 miles of Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. The sequence starts in a rapidly gentrifying mid-town, following Central due south as it cuts through glassy downtown before dipping under Jackson Street and into the historically Black and Latino neighbourhoods of South Phoenix.— Jason Bruner.
An Immigrant Story
March 22, 2020Having landed back in Vancouver, I ride the train home in a stupor. As if I woke up from a lucid dream, not quite able to separate the reality from the mind’s fabrications. After moving to Canada in 1999, I never revisited my homeland until 2020. In Moscow, I lived with my grandma and grandpa while attending grade school.— Dmitri.
March 17, 2020Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places. This photo essay is inspired by the book Invisible Cities.— Enrico Doria.
Vancouver — an Urban Street View
March 10, 2020Street photography. I’ve had an interest in urban street photography for some time now. It doesn’t pay the bills; for me, it is “for the love of it” kind of pursuit. I shoot what I see. There are no visual or aesthetic goals. It’s just what leaps out and grabs me at the time.— rick davy.
A Seven-Month Trip Across Asia
With a Small Backpack, My Pentax K1000, and Eight Rolls of Film
March 3, 2020Back from my seven-month Asia adventure. Haven’t got much to unpack: I travelled with one small backpack that can fit on a plane as a carryon. I didn’t limit my packing space to follow a minimalist fad or to make a statement. I did it so that I would not have to pay the baggage fees and wait like a peasant around the airports’ luggage carousels.— nahogan.
February 18, 2020Lombok is an island east of Bali, a part of Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province. Lombok’s unspoiled landscape and preservationist traditions set it well apart from the touristy beach towns of its western neighbour. Lombok’s Sade Village people pride themselves in their freedom from the technological gadgetry most of the world can’t seem to live without.— Iman Alfarizi.
10 Summer Road Trips to Do From Banff National Park
February 11, 2020Banff is a famed North American tourist hub, laden with young Aussie visitors. Here, to live their working-holiday dream of partying and snowboarding. But it’s not all about powder: Canadian summers bring a unique experience to this postcard-famous destination.— Elouise Antonina.