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TDG #003: Capturing history

After about three weeks of traveling around Italy with Steph's parents, the contents of my stomach feel like a coordinated dance of cacio e pepe and Negronis. I'm not complaining.

by Skylar Renslow

After about three weeks of traveling around Italy with Steph's parents, the contents of my stomach feel like a coordinated dance of cacio e pepe and Negronis. I'm not complaining.

Steph's dad is an artist and photographer, so as someone who has been dabbling in the medium as of late, it was fun watching him take pictures and videos during our time together.

During one of our many discussions about social media, video, and the like, the topic of motivation came up. He said that as a photographer, he felt compelled to capture all these images and footage because it's capturing history. On the other hand, I often feel obligated to take pictures and videos for social media - very depressing, no? I mean, I do find enjoyment in it, but sometimes the motivation feels less pure than "capturing history."

It was an interesting point of view that I hadn't thought of before. To all the photographers, filmmakers, and artists out there - how do you view your motivation for the craft?

On that topic, I'll be doing a full photo series, but right now, I offer you one picture from Rome that I think turned out well:

A Scotland Road Trip

If Youtube is your kind of thing, I humbly offer my Youtube channel. Making videos over the last six months has been a great learning experience and also a fun way to catalog parts of the year-long trip we have been on.

I was on a roughly weekly cadence of making videos over the summer but got greatly sidetracked during the Fall. But a road trip through Scotland was the perfect time to get back into it...it just took me a few weeks to make the damn thing.

That's all for this week, folks. Sadly I've been dealing with a gnarly stomach bug the last couple of days, so apologies for the brief and tardy email.

Talk next week,
Skylar