On the road again! Only 6000 or 8000km left :)
Not sure if i have already asked this but what camera are these recent photos taken with? Also you give a very pleasent image of hitchhiking. Different to my experience of often long waits in the rain at service stations, but thats the uk for you. Enjoy the rest of your journey however.
Hello Sean, thanks for your kind message,
On the gear: Most pictures on the blog are taken with a 5Dmk2, and the latest ones are taken with a mk3. Since I bought it in May I’ve almost only been using the Voigtländer 40mm f/2 pancake lens, and it’s the only lens I’m traveling with these days. (I might get a 28mm though). The very wide angle pictures are taken with a GoPro.
Otherwise, I sometimes use a circular polarizing filter, and all the pictures are edited and outputted in Adobe Lightroom.
My first hitchhiking trip, the one that initiated them all, was in the UK in the summer of 2006. I was 18, clueless and unexperienced. I hitchhiked 1600km (1000miles) from Dublin to London and had the time of my life. I used to wake up at night because I was so happy I couldn’t sleep and I made friends I still talk to today, even if I had experienced something bad while hitchhiking since then I don’t think I would stop.
In the past month I have hitched more than 4000km and have not waited once for more than 45 minutes, I’ve been lucky with the weather, and all my drivers have been very kind: some have opened their home to me, some have brought me to parties, some have driven a few extra kilometers to drop me off at a good place, and one guy even wanted to give me money (I refused, off course).
You say I give a very “pleasant” image of hitchhiking; that’s not only because I really love it and the people I meet are extremely kind. I consider my -latest- work to be photojournalistic, so I document my travels and new life with that perspective. I really think it’s a “pleasant” way of traveling, but If -one day- I will have a hard time -in any way-, I will try to describe it in pictures and/or words. This blog has become a documentary and I try to stay objective in my depictions/writings.