How to Travel With Film
100 Places in Photos
Isaan, on a Cloud
Isaan, On a Cloud
May 29, 2018Doi Suthep. Doi Suthep shades a small, northern Thai city from the last hour of tropical sunshine. Once the daylight fades, a single glowing dot remains floating in the void of darkness, marking the spot of the mountain-top temple. I ride up a two-lane strip, filled with twists, turns, dips, and hills.— Dmitri.
A Photographic Journey Checkpoint
May 4, 2018I’ve been intrigued by film photography for a while, though it was never my primal way of shooting. Digital SLRs, being the de facto choice of a modern cameraman, were my main mode of capturing images. But this year, my two weeks at Malta, imported Contax T2 from Japan, and five rolls of Portra 400 have finally tipped the scales.— Will Barnes.
From Chiang Mai to Chumphon
April 20, 2018Back in 2014, I didn’t yet have a full-time job. Feeling particularly adventurous I decided to take advantage of my wide-open schedule and embark on a trip to the central province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, where my friend lived. This would be the first journey that I’d do on my own, and the first one with a film camera.— ice.
From Church, Charity Shop to a Coastal City in China
February 20, 2018If you’re reading this, you probably have some interest in film photography. You may shoot film yourself. If you do, you’ve probably been doing so for longer than me. I started less than a year ago, which makes me evidence that there’s always someone thinking about picking up a film camera for the first time.— Lee Webb.
A Visit to Tsukiji
January 14, 2018This August, before visiting the legendary seafood auction I went to Tokyo Camera Fair. I always wanted to immerse myself in the incredible abundance of analogue cameras it’s famous for. Rows of rangefinders, SLRs and other mysterious types, brands and models that’s never been seen in Europe. Many in mint condition. Some still in a box. A pure analogue heaven!— Ermanno Fissore.
December 29, 2017Entire trip lasted around four days, half of which I spent in the air. Three different planes carried me from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, then Taipei, then San Francisco. Three more did it again in reverse order. I crossed the Pacific twice for a ten-minute interview.— Dmitri.
Part 3: Mumbai to Delhi
October 2, 2017Recap: Landed in Mumbai. Forgot: Made friends with my seat-mate. A young kid (early 20s), who worked on ships and had traveled a good part of the world going from port to port. He was heading home to spend some time with his family from a city north of Mumbai, after having docked in Amsterdam. Tall tales about sea living!— Jacob Maracle, with images by Dmitri.
23 Days in Myanmar
Yangon, Nyang Shwe, and Bagan
September 5, 2017It’s been over three years since Betty and I gave up our apartment in Toronto and began travelling across Asia. So far, we’ve seen eleven countries. Vietnam was one of our favourites — spent around three months there. China is where some of Betty’s relatives live; we travelled around the western part of it for about six months.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Part 2: Flight to Amsterdam
August 29, 2017Jacob’s unique storytelling style goes perfectly well with his character as a friend. For about six months he’s collected impressions and anecdotes which are now part of an ongoing series. Jacob posts new episodes every so often on his blog at Indigenous Routes. I’m a huge fan of this project; starting today his stories will be reprinted here on Analog.Cafe (as they become available).— Jacob Maracle.
A Trip to Taiwan
August 7, 2017In Thailand, school is out for March and April. That’s also when the burning season begins. During this smoky time, when the farmers light dry vegetation on fire to clear the path for more crops, it’s best to just go away. Our city, Chiang Mai, is especially bad as it’s surrounded by mountain ranges which prevent winds from carrying the orange smoulder away.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.