Final Project for Photojournalism:
The Art of Travel
When traveling there is an overwhelming need to see the quintessential parts that make an area what it is, or at least what we believe it to be. These architectural works are often found to be the symbol of the culture, but is that what traveling is, just checking off each tourist spot. Do we actually like to travel, the act of experiencing new areas, looking around the corner at the objects and surroundings that make an area what it is? This is what this piece aims to explore, the parts that make up each city instead of the classic photo that we believe a space to be.
We are exposed to a whole of an architecture piece, instead of the parts that make up the work; the shapes, lines, objects, and people that create the atmosphere and overall affect of the magnificent work we are seeing.
This goes hand in hand with travel, as we tend to see the whole and not the smaller parts that make up the area; the side streets, the way the sun sets, the quirky roads, and the beauty that is in the unobvious aspects of travel that make up our overall experience.
In a neat and architecturally pleasing manner, this collection of photos explores this idea as well as the direct aspects of an area that we are ‘supposed’ to see. This similarity is seen with the sharp and exactness of the photos with the more direct representations of what an area is, rather than the life that is actually present, showing the relation of the mindless traveler and the meticulous traveler. One who passively observes, or one who notices and interacts with the surroundings. Finding the real and authentic moment in each new city, experiencing the entirety that is exploring, perfecting this art of travel.
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