“Yūgen (幽玄) is at the core of the appreciation of beauty and art in Japan. It shows that real beauty exists when, through its suggestiveness, only a few words, or few brush strokes, can suggest what has not been said or shown – hence awaken many inner thoughts and feelings.”
"Unless you’re being paid to shoot as a travel photographer, it’s mostly about the trip. Enjoy the trip and slip into photographer mode every now and then. You’re having experiences, and this little black box is recording them; and that’s it, it’s as simple as that."
"Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant."
— Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (via larmoyante)
"I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, things that need to done, not a background to thought."
— Jeanette Winterson, Why I adore the night (via larmoyante)
Whether you’re traveling from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, heading up Highway 1 (with that damn California breeze in your face) or journeying south for mint juleps and Creole cuisine, getting in a car and driving for an extended amount of time, while beautiful, can also seriously suck.
Unless you do it right. Here are some tips to guarantee your four-wheel drive, the open road, and all the sights in between are nothing short of fantastic.