The beautiful, and rambunctious Sika deer roam freely by the thousands in the park at the center of Nara, Japan. Considered sacred - killing one of these deer was a capital offense until 1637. Now, protected as National Treasures, tourists and visiting school children feed them crackers. I like to think I managed to capture something of their divine nature in this image.
I was staring at this image, trying to remember exactly where in Kyoto I was when I took it, and have only just now realized that it is actually a double exposure. I think that it is both a view from Kyoto Tower and perhaps a train station. To be honest - I'm really not sure. But I am blown away at how perfectly the horizon line matches. Hard to believe it was an accident.
I'm not usually one for cityscapes, but for some reason while in Japan, especially in Osaka, I felt sort of compelled, corporate logos and all. My little Lubitel served me pretty well on the trip and it feels good to have more 2 1/4" images so I think I'll follow this theme for the next couple posts.
Also, in recent news, I appear to be the proud owner of a round trip ticket to Warsaw, Poland. I'll be headed out in February with my fellow world-travel-on-a-dime-partner-in-crime Nathan. We haven't figured out all the details yet and it'll be a rather short trip but I can't wait.
If anyone happens to have any travel tips or advice - bring it on! I'll be my first adventure in that part of the world so I welcome all the info I can get.
I have a small cache of images from my recent trip to Japan that I'm still sort of mulling over. It's sometimes hard to know where the line between tourist images, travel photos and art lies. To be honest, I'm not sure it matters. To me travelling offers me small glimpses and impressions of a world outside my own, and in the end I suppose that's what I've always found in photography as well. And as I travel more, as is my current goal, this will only become more relevant to both my work and what I post here.
So, expect more images from my travels to come. I won't always know how to categorize them, not that I do that much curating on this blog anyway, but I'm always curious to know what you think regardless and curious to see where that line is for other people.
So... its been almost a year since I've posted. But that doesn't mean I've stopped taking pictures. Regularity, as is not surprising for those who follow this blog, is still something I strive for. I don't want to promise more and frequent posting to follow but I do hope that will be the case. At any rate, I do have a new camera, and one that likes to give me many happy accidents that remind me why I'm glad I shoot film and inspire me to shoot more.
I am a freelance photographer, writer and musician currently gone walkabout around the globe. Posts will occasionally be slow on here as it can take a while to get my film developed. In the meantime feel free to check out my travel blog and follow me on Tumblr.
For questions, comments, queries - please email me at ElyseCain@gmail.com.