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travislikesfilm

Travis Young (mostly) quiet moments on analog film. KCMO // X // AWSTUDIO https://vimeo.com/282911730
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Travis Young
One last time. Thank you to everyone for your infinite support. I’ve been avoiding all social media lately because of how insanely active it’s been on my end.
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You dudes makes me very full.
Just had to step away for a little bit to make sure I wasn’t spillin’ all over myself.
Aaand maybe give myself and ego check or two.
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I just made myself some Vietnamese coffee and will attempt to reply to each and everyone one of you for taking your time to reach. I hope you will forever know how much I appreciate the hell out of that.
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Neat.
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A quiet moment outside of my hotel in rural Missouri. #wasteoffilm
6 603 2 days ago
One last time. thank you to everyone for your infinite support. i’ve been avoiding all social media lately because of how insanely active it’s been on my end.
.
you dudes makes me very full.
just had to step away for a little bit to make sure i wasn’t spillin’ all over myself.
aaand maybe give myself and ego check or two.
.
i just made myself some vietnamese coffee and will attempt to reply to each and everyone one of you for taking your time to reach. i hope you will forever know how much i appreciate the hell out of that.
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neat.
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a quiet moment outside of my hotel in rural missouri. #wasteoffilm
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The past four days have been the busiest I’ve ever been which is amazing, but it also means that I haven’t been able to respond and absorb anything fully after my last post and the release of the video.
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Here’s an out of focus shot of my dog shot on a disposable camera because film, shitty cameras, and my dog, are things that make my heart very full. And as I sift through the countless messages, emails, texts, and comments that I’ve missed while being booked, then you too, will make my heart full.
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I’m sorry if you’ve tried to talk to me this past week, especially to everyone at @madeinthemiddle this last weekend. When I’m working I tend to respond quickly because I’m trying to always be on the move.
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Reach out. Talk to me about it. No need to feel like you have to apologize brining it up in a social setting. Shake my hand. Give me a hug. Because I will shake your hand. And I will give you a hug. And I’ll dance with you, cry with you, laugh with you. Because I can do that now. So let’s experience this life we’re living.
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This weekend at MITM I learned something very simple and very important advice that @andyjpizza’s Dad gave to him.
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Life is hard, but it doesn’t mean it’s bad.
Hard and bad are not the same thing.
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Hard isn’t bad. It’s going to be something I think about from now until infinity.
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Pet your pets. 
Feel your feels.
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I love you all. 
Back to regular programming.
13 209 6 days ago
The past four days have been the busiest i’ve ever been which is amazing, but it also means that i haven’t been able to respond and absorb anything fully after my last post and the release of the video.
.
here’s an out of focus shot of my dog shot on a disposable camera because film, s****y cameras, and my dog, are things that make my heart very full. and as i sift through the countless messages, emails, texts, and comments that i’ve missed while being booked, then you too, will make my heart full.
.
i’m sorry if you’ve tried to talk to me this past week, especially to everyone at @madeinthemiddle this last weekend. when i’m working i tend to respond quickly because i’m trying to always be on the move.
.
reach out. talk to me about it. no need to feel like you have to apologize brining it up in a social setting. shake my hand. give me a hug. because i will shake your hand. and i will give you a hug. and i’ll dance with you, cry with you, laugh with you. because i can do that now. so let’s experience this life we’re living.
.
this weekend at mitm i learned something very simple and very important advice that @andyjpizza’s dad gave to him.
.
life is hard, but it doesn’t mean it’s bad.
hard and bad are not the same thing.
.
hard isn’t bad. it’s going to be something i think about from now until infinity.
.
pet your pets.
feel your feels.
.
i love you all.
back to regular programming.
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Travis Young
This week is National Suicide Prevention week. I am a suicide survivor of a failed attempt on my own life when I was 16.
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Then again, when I was 25 which was a little under four years ago.
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I wish I had all the answers and all the right advice to give. But if there’s any one thing that’s followed me it’s this.
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I wish I could tell you that it gets better.
But it doesn’t get better. 
Because you get better.
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I wasted my life thinking that the things that had been done to me would change. But the truth isn’t supposed to change or reverse itself. It’s supposed to change me.
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Years I ran. Until I couldn’t. Collapsed from my own exhaustion, my truths caught up and consumed me. Filling my lungs, painfully. Cold and sharp. Little did I know that these truths are part of the mixture of air that brings me back to life.
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Happiness and tragedy in the same deep breath. I breathe it in deeply knowing I no longer need to run like this ever again.
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These last three years or so have really been the only years that I’ve ever tried to care about being alive.
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I have a hard time processing that fact sometimes.
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Shooting film has helped me find the quiet moments in my life. It helps me journal my internal conversations. Paying attention to my life and existing in it.
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I never told anyone why I started shooting film until now.
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Last winter @kcloves asked if they could spend some intimate time with me and my process to help share how shooting on film brought me back into my own life. The end result is a 9 minute feature. We thought that it was appropriate to release it this week to try and open up the conversation of hope in grim realities.
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This is the most intimate thing I’ll ever share with you. And that makes me happy.
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Follow the link in my bio if you have 10 minutes. Huge shout out to everyone involved.
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Feel what you have to feel. 
No emotion is too taboo. 
All emotions are human. 
Allow yourself to simply be.
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I love you, dudes.
Find your quiet moments. 
Hold your friends close. 
Stay hydrated. 
Respect women. 
Eat tacos on Tuesdays.
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Above all else, waste film. #endthestigma
162 4,045 2 weeks ago
This week is national suicide prevention week. i am a suicide survivor of a failed attempt on my own life when i was 16.
.
then again, when i was 25 which was a little under four years ago.
.
i wish i had all the answers and all the right advice to give. but if there’s any one thing that’s followed me it’s this.
.
i wish i could tell you that it gets better.
but it doesn’t get better.
because you get better.
.
i wasted my life thinking that the things that had been done to me would change. but the truth isn’t supposed to change or reverse itself. it’s supposed to change me.
.
years i ran. until i couldn’t. collapsed from my own exhaustion, my truths caught up and consumed me. filling my lungs, painfully. cold and sharp. little did i know that these truths are part of the mixture of air that brings me back to life.
.
happiness and tragedy in the same deep breath. i breathe it in deeply knowing i no longer need to run like this ever again.
.
these last three years or so have really been the only years that i’ve ever tried to care about being alive.
.
i have a hard time processing that fact sometimes.
.
shooting film has helped me find the quiet moments in my life. it helps me journal my internal conversations. paying attention to my life and existing in it.
.
i never told anyone why i started shooting film until now.
.
last winter @kcloves asked if they could spend some intimate time with me and my process to help share how shooting on film brought me back into my own life. the end result is a 9 minute feature. we thought that it was appropriate to release it this week to try and open up the conversation of hope in grim realities.
.
this is the most intimate thing i’ll ever share with you. and that makes me happy.
.
follow the link in my bio if you have 10 minutes. huge shout out to everyone involved.
.
feel what you have to feel.
no emotion is too taboo.
all emotions are human.
allow yourself to simply be.
.
i love you, dudes.
find your quiet moments.
hold your friends close.
stay hydrated.
respect women.
eat tacos on tuesdays.
.
above all else, waste film. #endthestigma
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A quiet moment with @andrew_fails and his Suzuki SV650. #wasteoffilm
27 1,409 2 weeks ago
A quiet moment with @andrew_fails and his suzuki sv650. #wasteoffilm
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I had on overly deep thought about how I feel about my instagram randomly catching waves and getting 600-2k likes sometimes but I erased all of it and condensed it to a few bullets.
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I just want to make cool shit
with people who want to make cool shit.
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I don’t give a fuck about skill.
I give a fuck about growth.
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I’m right here with you.
Reach out. Ask.
Talk to me about photography
because I’m really into this
and I’ll talk to anyone about it.
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The more my instagram catches that wave of ridiculous likes the further I feel it displaces the reality that I’m just a photo nerd living in the Midwest.
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I overthink this is because I tend to feel like an imposter when I’m in that kind of spotlight.
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It’s all good. Hype is neat.
If you actually care then who gives a shit.
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I should stop caring about 
what it does or doesn’t look like.
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Make dope shit. 
Never stop growing.
Never fucking stop.
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Keep tabs on your friends
Eat more tacos.
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Shout out to @andycarterphoto for gifting me an extremely expired box of original Kodak Ektachrome slide film and @still_film for being my boy in the flowers. #wasteoffilm
12 299 3 weeks ago
I had on overly deep thought about how i feel about my instagram randomly catching waves and getting 600-2k likes sometimes but i erased all of it and condensed it to a few bullets.
.
i just want to make cool shit
with people who want to make cool shit.
.
i don’t give a f**k about skill.
i give a f**k about growth.
.
i’m right here with you.
reach out. ask.
talk to me about photography
because i’m really into this
and i’ll talk to anyone about it.
.
the more my instagram catches that wave of ridiculous likes the further i feel it displaces the reality that i’m just a photo nerd living in the midwest.
.
i overthink this is because i tend to feel like an imposter when i’m in that kind of spotlight.
.
it’s all good. hype is neat.
if you actually care then who gives a shit.
.
i should stop caring about
what it does or doesn’t look like.
.
make dope shit.
never stop growing.
never f*****g stop.
.
keep tabs on your friends
eat more tacos.
.
shout out to @andycarterphoto for gifting me an extremely expired box of original kodak ektachrome slide film and @still_film for being my boy in the flowers. #wasteoffilm
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According to @anoop_choong “Sikh” is pronounced like “Sick”. Thank you Anoop for putting up with the fact that I say “sick” a lot in my day to day language and after everything he taught me about his beliefs I unintentionally followed up with, “Yo, that’s Sikh as fuck.” #getzohr #getsikh #wasteoffilm
4 197 3 weeks ago
According to @anoop_choong “sikh” is pronounced like “sick”. thank you anoop for putting up with the fact that i say “sick” a lot in my day to day language and after everything he taught me about his beliefs i unintentionally followed up with, “yo, that’s sikh as fuck.” #getzohr #getsikh #wasteoffilm
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“Do I smile or look tough?”
Yo, tough is always the correct answer.
Quiet moment with @jashenry11 in the parking lot in Nowhere, Missouri. #wasteoffilm
6 240 3 weeks ago
“do i smile or look tough?”
yo, tough is always the correct answer.
quiet moment with @jashenry11 in the parking lot in nowhere, missouri. #wasteoffilm
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Eldon, Missouri. Population 4,600. This particular morning’s breakfast was had at Donna’s Diner, a spot close to the hotel. Surly enough, Donna herself welcomed us to our seats.
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Her voice was distorted and full of wind as if her words had to pass through a grate inside her shrinking airways.
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“YOU WANT SMOKING OR NON-SMOKING?”
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After being seated I snagged a photo of an older cowboy down the row in the smoking section. I got up and turned to an empty booth to line up a shot because I was planning on asking Donna if I could make her portrait in her diner.
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She runs up behind me out of nowhere.
“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
WHERE THESE PHOTOS GOING.
WHAT ARE THEY FOR? 
DID YOU ASK PERMISSION? 
WHATS INTERESTING ABOUT AN EMPTY BOOTH?”
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There was so much push behind her chest to get the words out through her voice that I had no idea if she was playin’ around genuinely concerned.
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Homegirl frazzled the hell out of me and I couldn’t find my words.
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So I simply finished my breakfast. On the way out, Donna, watching me, smoking behind the register. A quiet exchange between Donna and myself where we held each others interest, for better or for worse. Damn I should’ve photographed that moment behind the counter.
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Here’s to lingering quiet moments. 
Here’s to Donna and her diner.
#wasteoffilm
32 2,163 3 weeks ago
Eldon, missouri. population 4,600. this particular morning’s breakfast was had at donna’s diner, a spot close to the hotel. surly enough, donna herself welcomed us to our seats.
.
her voice was distorted and full of wind as if her words had to pass through a grate inside her shrinking airways.
.
“you want smoking or non-smoking?”
.
after being seated i snagged a photo of an older cowboy down the row in the smoking section. i got up and turned to an empty booth to line up a shot because i was planning on asking donna if i could make her portrait in her diner.
.
she runs up behind me out of nowhere.
“what are you doing?
where these photos going.
what are they for?
did you ask permission?
whats interesting about an empty booth?”
.
there was so much push behind her chest to get the words out through her voice that i had no idea if she was playin’ around genuinely concerned.
.
homegirl frazzled the hell out of me and i couldn’t find my words.
.
so i simply finished my breakfast. on the way out, donna, watching me, smoking behind the register. a quiet exchange between donna and myself where we held each others interest, for better or for worse. d**n i should’ve photographed that moment behind the counter.
.
here’s to lingering quiet moments.
here’s to donna and her diner.
#wasteoffilm
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Swollen fingers today. 29 tomorrow.
Settling. Fucking. Never. 
Props to @ellensaintm for pokin’ at my hands.
50 490 3 weeks ago
Swollen fingers today. 29 tomorrow.
settling. fucking. never.
props to @ellensaintm for pokin’ at my hands.
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BREAKING THIS TEMPORARY SOCIAL HIATUS TO TELL YOU THAT EP. 004 IS LIVE ON OUR PODCAST.
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We interviewed cinematographer @iaintrimble aaaaaand all of you need to listen. Cool? Cool. Link in bio as always or just look up TRAVISTRAVIS PODCAST in iTunes.
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Everything is always free, SO DO IT.
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EP 004
RUN TIME: 1H 20M
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NEAT. Retreating back to my life away from social media. See you dudes on my birthday maybe.
✌️
5 241 last month
Breaking this temporary social hiatus to tell you that ep. 004 is live on our podcast.
.
we interviewed cinematographer @iaintrimble aaaaaand all of you need to listen. cool? cool. link in bio as always or just look up travistravis podcast in itunes.
.
everything is always free, so do it.
.
ep 004
run time: 1h 20m
.
neat. retreating back to my life away from social media. see you dudes on my birthday maybe.
✌️
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California, Missouri. Population 4,421. I wandered into an antique store filled with hand written notes with bible verses and even a few guitars with the confederate flag painted into them at the entrance of the store.
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A woman approached and asked if I needed help. After some small exchanges she asked where I was from and what brought me here.
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After giving my speech about how I was just looking to share some quiet moments with people I asked if she wanted to share one with me.
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That lovely woman is Lucille. She has been running this thrift store called Sweet Buy & Buy for the past 11 years in California, MO.
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Here’s to quiet moments with Lucille.
#wasteoffilm
11 651 last month
California, missouri. population 4,421. i wandered into an antique store filled with hand written notes with bible verses and even a few guitars with the confederate flag painted into them at the entrance of the store.
.
a woman approached and asked if i needed help. after some small exchanges she asked where i was from and what brought me here.
.
after giving my speech about how i was just looking to share some quiet moments with people i asked if she wanted to share one with me.
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that lovely woman is lucille. she has been running this thrift store called sweet buy & buy for the past 11 years in california, mo.
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here’s to quiet moments with lucille.
#wasteoffilm
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It’s cloudy and rainy today and I have a box of film I haven’t touched. Let me make your portrait and let’s enjoy this weather, yeah? Cool.
9 1,348 last month
It’s cloudy and rainy today and i have a box of film i haven’t touched. let me make your portrait and let’s enjoy this weather, yeah? cool.