Everyone takes pictures on vacations, which are shared obsessively. Looked through for a week maybe and then they are mostly forgotten. With time, you not only forget about your photographs but your trip gets murky too!
So what can you do to make sure you are excited enough to re-visit these pictures and thereby remember your vacation? Get creative with it!
Here are six artists and their travel journals for you to draw inspiration from!
Valentina a graphic designer and a photographer decided to spruce up her street photographs from all her travels by hunting for signs, art and colours on the streets that can be interpreted as flags of various countries. Makes for a good holiday exercise doesn’t it?
Italian, Russian, Euro and Japan flags
Hungarian watercolor artist, Lili Schuch carries a small pocket size sketchbook where she paints all her travels. She calls them foldable landscapes and this is how she saw Greece.
Approaching storm in Keramidi
Beach Bar in Greece
Tulay Palaz an Illustrator and a traveller sketched her travels because she believes it is the best way to remember details and to preserve memories of the places she visits.
If you are a movie buff then this idea will stick with you more than the others. Since 2013, Tila Ohman from Fangirl Quest has been visiting filming locations of famous movies and TV shows in several countries. She records a snapshot from the show and aligns them with original backgrounds at the exact same location.
We think this also serves as an exciting activity to do on your trips!
Locations from Hannibal in Florence, Italy
Eliska Podzimkova uses his childish imagination to animate all the pictures he takes on his travel. He started with New York, but now he animates everything. To achieve this you don’t have to be a crazy animation artist like Eliska. Apps like Studio, PicsArt and Adobe Post should help you with this.
Can’t sketch, paint, animate and neither are you going to a place where movies and shows are shot. So what else can you do?
Follow photographer Jorge Saenz’s advice and carry toys with you. Use classic perspective tricks to bring these toys to life in all your pictures! He brings dinosaurs with him and creates #Dinodinaseries.
He bought a dinosaur at a flea market and posted a silly perspective picture, which became an instant hit and now these dinosaurs accompany him on all his journeys.
Let us know how you get creative with your pictures in the comments below!