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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
A small blizzard came through a few weeks ago. I found myself in this spot the day after watching reflections dance off the ice as cars drove by. A quiet moment to myself in an empty parking lot. #wasteoffilm
21 2,186 Yesterday
A small blizzard came through a few weeks ago. i found myself in this spot the day after watching reflections dance off the ice as cars drove by. a quiet moment to myself in an empty parking lot. #wasteoffilm
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Travis Young
Wandered around the city following wherever the light took us. When the sun went down we ate slices of pizza as big as our faces.
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We played a few rounds of Mario Kart and then called it a night so we could develop our rolls at home.
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Film. Friends. Food.
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A quiet moment with @mikegunnoephoto wondering where all of our money went. #wasteoffilm
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Side note. It still blows my mind that a camera from 1956 can even produce images like this.
Thanks Carl Zeiss.
18 1,162 2 days ago
Wandered around the city following wherever the light took us. when the sun went down we ate slices of pizza as big as our faces.
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we played a few rounds of mario kart and then called it a night so we could develop our rolls at home.
.
film. friends. food.
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a quiet moment with @mikegunnoephoto wondering where all of our money went. #wasteoffilm .
side note. it still blows my mind that a camera from 1956 can even produce images like this.
thanks carl zeiss.
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Woke up early to stare at the ocean.
A quiet moment to myself before the sun rise. #wasteoffilm
23 2,404 3 days ago
Woke up early to stare at the ocean.
a quiet moment to myself before the sun rise. #wasteoffilm
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After flying to California from Kansas City, I meet this guy, @mikeysantillan. He was part of the freelance crew during a shoot we were there for. Super chill guy, knows a lot about photography equipment and lighting, a good dude to have on a photo set.
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I remember thinking “Yo, this guy is dope, I have to make a portrait of him” so I asked and he said he was hyped to get some film images of himself.
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Mikey posted this image to his Instagram and my phone immediately started blowing up asking me how I knew Mikey and why this photo even exists.
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Turns out Mikey is a super baller skateboarder. Like SUPER baller. AND we have a huge pool of mutual friends. Like an uncomfortably large amount of the same friends.
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Two random boys in California sharing the same love for the same people in the Midwest.
A quiet moment between moments. #wasteoffilm
9 2,746 4 days ago
After flying to california from kansas city, i meet this guy, @mikeysantillan. he was part of the freelance crew during a shoot we were there for. super chill guy, knows a lot about photography equipment and lighting, a good dude to have on a photo set.
.
i remember thinking “yo, this guy is dope, i have to make a portrait of him” so i asked and he said he was hyped to get some film images of himself.
.
mikey posted this image to his instagram and my phone immediately started blowing up asking me how i knew mikey and why this photo even exists.
.
turns out mikey is a super baller skateboarder. like super baller. and we have a huge pool of mutual friends. like an uncomfortably large amount of the same friends.
.
two random boys in california sharing the same love for the same people in the midwest.
a quiet moment between moments. #wasteoffilm
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Me, trying not to make it too obvious to the group I was with that I was super intrigued by a back door of some random restaurant on the pier.
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A quiet moment to myself trying not to be too openly hyped about a door. #wasteoffilm
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*alt caption*
“Hey, yeah! Neat! Sorry, excuse me for a second I gotta go look at this door with the dope lines.”
27 2,481 5 days ago
Me, trying not to make it too obvious to the group i was with that i was super intrigued by a back door of some random restaurant on the pier.
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a quiet moment to myself trying not to be too openly hyped about a door. #wasteoffilm .
*alt caption*
“hey, yeah! neat! sorry, excuse me for a second i gotta go look at this door with the dope lines.”
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Woke up early to watch the sun rise and the only people on the beach were me and a couple of surfers. A quiet moment to ourselves. #wasteoffilm
23 5,733 1 weeks ago
Woke up early to watch the sun rise and the only people on the beach were me and a couple of surfers. a quiet moment to ourselves. #wasteoffilm
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100% should’ve slept on the beach. A quiet moment to myself a few hours before work wondering why the ocean makes me feel so many things. #wasteoffilm
18 2,596 2 weeks ago
100% should’ve slept on the beach. a quiet moment to myself a few hours before work wondering why the ocean makes me feel so many things. #wasteoffilm
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I’m in California for work. But all I brought was film, so here’s a photo of my dad in St. Louis. A quiet moment staring at the water wondering why it makes me feel so many things. #wasteoffilm
12 1,236 2 weeks ago
I’m in california for work. but all i brought was film, so here’s a photo of my dad in st. louis. a quiet moment staring at the water wondering why it makes me feel so many things. #wasteoffilm
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I’ve wanted to photograph this for a long time. I follow other local photographers that have shot this building before I got to. I know there will be other photographers to shoot at this building after me.
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There will be differences.
There will be similarities.
Carbon copies even.
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I think that’s super neat. It’s an interesting place to be when originality is the ultimate key but but then somehow we are wearing the same jacket while eating at the same pizza place let’s high five because guess what, we also like that good stuff.
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I dunno. I’ve been getting a lot of credit on Instagram lately and it’s been super neat! But an image at this spot I know has been done. I can’t help but feel this fact a lot with my other posts when they blow up out of nowhere.
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I guess what I’m saying is I’m not the first person to be intrigued by this very building. Maybe I’ve copied someone’s shot without even realizing it.
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At what point does originality outweigh intention?
At what point does intention completely negate originality?
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Is it more important to have created the bolt? 
Or is it more important that I made the same bolt but now it’s for my car?
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Does photography even work that way?
If these quiet moments are more important than the images then am I really a photographer?
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Mental poetry with imagery as support or just a moody boi with a camera and too many therapy session under his belt rackin’ them likes?
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I think there’s a piece of me that’ll always feel a little undeserving of overwhelming responses I’ve gotten, as amazing and enjoyable as they are.
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Forever humbled by it.
Forever appreciative of this.
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Aaaand now I’m trying to be way more deep than I care to publicly be online.
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Out too late the night after the blizzard.
A quiet moment to myself alone and absolutely loving the world covered in ice (when I’m not driving in traffic because everyone’s asleep instead of hitting me with their cars). #wasteoffilm
46 2,813 3 weeks ago
I’ve wanted to photograph this for a long time. i follow other local photographers that have shot this building before i got to. i know there will be other photographers to shoot at this building after me.
.
there will be differences.
there will be similarities.
carbon copies even.
.
i think that’s super neat. it’s an interesting place to be when originality is the ultimate key but but then somehow we are wearing the same jacket while eating at the same pizza place let’s high five because guess what, we also like that good stuff.
.
i dunno. i’ve been getting a lot of credit on instagram lately and it’s been super neat! but an image at this spot i know has been done. i can’t help but feel this fact a lot with my other posts when they b**w up out of nowhere.
.
i guess what i’m saying is i’m not the first person to be intrigued by this very building. maybe i’ve copied someone’s shot without even realizing it.
.
at what point does originality outweigh intention?
at what point does intention completely negate originality?
.
is it more important to have created the bolt?
or is it more important that i made the same bolt but now it’s for my car?
.
does photography even work that way?
if these quiet moments are more important than the images then am i really a photographer?
.
mental poetry with imagery as support or just a moody boi with a camera and too many therapy session under his belt rackin’ them likes?
.
i think there’s a piece of me that’ll always feel a little undeserving of overwhelming responses i’ve gotten, as amazing and enjoyable as they are.
.
forever humbled by it.
forever appreciative of this.
.
aaaand now i’m trying to be way more deep than i care to publicly be online.
.
out too late the night after the blizzard.
a quiet moment to myself alone and absolutely loving the world covered in ice (when i’m not driving in traffic because everyone’s asleep instead of hitting me with their cars). #wasteoffilm
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Dad: “hey, Travis, can you 
fill the car up for me?”
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Me: “yeah, give me a second though,
this light is pretty sick.”
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A quiet moment with my family over Thanksgiving weekend testing out the Rollei.
27 1,564 3 weeks ago
Dad: “hey, travis, can you
fill the car up for me?”
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me: “yeah, give me a second though,
this light is pretty sick.”
.
a quiet moment with my family over thanksgiving weekend testing out the rollei.
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1956 called.
They wanted to tell me that I am broke as fuck.
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I’ve wanted to own a Rolleiflex since I was a kid. As cameras start getting more and more bonkers and we start to complain about not being able to shoot iso one million or not having six hundred auto focusing points (which I’ve 100% complained about) here’s this 63 year old camera that I can still shoot.
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It’s a neat contrast when you get to shoot with the newest and nicest gear on the market, and then go home and shoot this thing that smells like it’s been locked in a trunk in someone’s attic for that past few decades.
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This thing definitely handles like it’s from 1956. I cannot wait to throw some rolls through this bad boy.
58 790 3 weeks ago
1956 called.
they wanted to tell me that i am broke as fuck.
.
i’ve wanted to own a rolleiflex since i was a kid. as cameras start getting more and more bonkers and we start to complain about not being able to shoot iso one million or not having six hundred auto focusing points (which i’ve 100% complained about) here’s this 63 year old camera that i can still shoot.
.
it’s a neat contrast when you get to shoot with the newest and nicest gear on the market, and then go home and shoot this thing that smells like it’s been locked in a trunk in someone’s attic for that past few decades.
.
this thing definitely handles like it’s from 1956. i cannot wait to throw some rolls through this bad boy.
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I ended my week long takeover on the @deathb4digital Instagram account. Never in a million years would I thought something like that would ever happen.
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On top of that, this day ended with @nowherediary publishing one of my photos on their account. I’m hyped. And super humbled. I can’t help but feel very undeserving of all of this.
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I haven’t been shooting film for that long and I would’ve never gotten here without the help of more knowledgeable film photographers helping me.
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Big ups to people who know way more about film @chasecastor, @mikegunnoephoto, and @mstricklandimages for always sharing knowledge and constantly inspiring me.
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Also huuuuge shout out to the super OG’s @maxmikulecky and @tylerroste for constantly inspiring me even if they don’t know it.
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Going to college with pretty much all of you makes me bummed I didn’t shoot film and nerd the hell out when we were all together. Better late than never. 🤷‍♂️
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A quiet moment to myself trying to find a not punny way to talk about self reflection in a selfie shot. #wasteoffilm
33 1,670 3 weeks ago
I ended my week long takeover on the @deathb4digital instagram account. never in a million years would i thought something like that would ever happen.
.
on top of that, this day ended with @nowherediary publishing one of my photos on their account. i’m hyped. and super humbled. i can’t help but feel very undeserving of all of this.
.
i haven’t been shooting film for that long and i would’ve never gotten here without the help of more knowledgeable film photographers helping me.
.
big ups to people who know way more about film @chasecastor, @mikegunnoephoto, and @mstricklandimages for always sharing knowledge and constantly inspiring me.
.
also huuuuge shout out to the super og’s @maxmikulecky and @tylerroste for constantly inspiring me even if they don’t know it.
.
going to college with pretty much all of you makes me bummed i didn’t shoot film and nerd the hell out when we were all together. better late than never. 🤷‍♂️
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a quiet moment to myself trying to find a not punny way to talk about self reflection in a selfie shot. #wasteoffilm