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travislikesfilm

Travis Young (mostly) quiet moments on analog film. KCMO // X // AWSTUDIO https://creativemornings.com/talks/travis-young
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Travis Young
A few weeks ago, Kansas City got its first rays of consistent sun with no rain or snow. I picked up my Rolleiflex and shot and developed my first roll in two months.
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A quiet moment soaking up the sun with @kelcie_isabella. It’s also this Meme Queen’s birthday. Happy 25th, nerd. #wasteoffilm
23 3,067 18 hours ago
A few weeks ago, kansas city got its first rays of consistent sun with no rain or snow. i picked up my rolleiflex and shot and developed my first roll in two months.
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a quiet moment soaking up the sun with @kelcie_isabella. it’s also this meme queen’s birthday. happy 25th, nerd. #wasteoffilm
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St. Patrick’s Day / Kansas City / 2019.
Donks on my mind, leprechauns to find. 
Forever a mood. - a poem by Travis Young
(just kidding but not really)
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A quiet moment to myself getting lost in all that drip. #wasteoffilm
73 3,789 5 days ago
St. patrick’s day / kansas city / 2019.
donks on my mind, leprechauns to find.
forever a mood. - a poem by travis young
(just kidding but not really)
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a quiet moment to myself getting lost in all that drip. #wasteoffilm
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I bought these Vans TNT Trujillo’s at a thrift store almost seven years ago for $15. I skated these things to death and I have no idea why I still have these shoes.
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A quiet moment to myself with some loud shoes and some dope light on St. Patrick’s Day. #wasteoffilm
23 1,560 5 days ago
I bought these vans tnt trujillo’s at a thrift store almost seven years ago for $15. i skated these things to death and i have no idea why i still have these shoes.
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a quiet moment to myself with some loud shoes and some dope light on st. patrick’s day. #wasteoffilm
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I haven’t shot, scanned, or developed anything in like two or three months it feels like. I’m hyped to have broken this period of nothing with new rolls, fresh chems, and a hot scanner tonight.
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The world got super busy out of nowhere but I’m relieved to have found a pocket to dust off everything and climb back into myself.
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Up too late looking for nothing in particular.
A quiet moment to myself with my gas station burrito. #wasteoffilm
113 9,501 2 weeks ago
I haven’t shot, scanned, or developed anything in like two or three months it feels like. i’m hyped to have broken this period of nothing with new rolls, fresh chems, and a hot scanner tonight.
.
the world got super busy out of nowhere but i’m relieved to have found a pocket to dust off everything and climb back into myself.
.
up too late looking for nothing in particular.
a quiet moment to myself with my gas station burrito. #wasteoffilm
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WE GOT RID OF ALL ~300 TICKETS IN LIKE TWO HOURS.
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I’m super honored to be this month’s speaker at @creativemorning in Kansas City! Super hyped that it’s going to be a packed house and I never thought all the tickets would be gone so fast!
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It’s going to get pretty deep.
Hope you’re ready to feel your feels.
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Thank you to everyone at @cm_kansascity.
Huge thank you to everyone that signed up!
See everyone on Friday!
25 476 2 weeks ago
We got rid of all ~300 tickets in like two hours.
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i’m super honored to be this month’s speaker at @creativemorning in kansas city! super hyped that it’s going to be a packed house and i never thought all the tickets would be gone so fast!
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it’s going to get pretty deep.
hope you’re ready to feel your feels.
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thank you to everyone at @cm_kansascity.
huge thank you to everyone that signed up!
see everyone on friday!
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Yo. I’ve been actively avoiding Instagram for awhile. Almost afraid to get on, to post, to engage, so if I haven’t responded to any of your many messages and comments it’s because I found myself in my head about the whole situation.
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I overthink a lot and I’m my own worst critic.
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This was really easy when the only 30 likes I got was from my friends. I went to some local event and the person running it called me an influencer and asked if I would help them out.
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It’s really neat to have people talk about my work in front of me. It’s super neat to get recognition on the work I put out.
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I never set out to be recognized. And now that there’s a recognition beyond just the people I know I think I freaked myself out knowing that at the very least, the work that I put out and the words that I say have impacts and implications in the real world to some extent.
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I try to be super humble, and I try to be super low key because I really have no desire to be anything other than a fly on the wall observing the things I enjoy observing.
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And when things started blowing up it was both exciting and a little daunting because I have no idea if I even live up to the hype people dish my way.
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Am I as good as I say? Am I as humble or genuine or even as talented as things appear?
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One minute I’m me in a room and the next I’m someone from the internet that’s here.
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It’s neat though. The love, support, connections, it’s been super amazing and I would never take these new experiences away. Reach out, talk to me, be weird, because I’m pretty weird.
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I think I just overthought this whole thing and made myself afraid of the idea that I’m not going to personally live up to the hype and love that has floated my way I such a small amount of time.
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I love you all.
Let’s be weird together. Let’s be nerds.
Let’s talk film and emotions and chasing what we want to chase.
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I’m going to try to stop being weird about this and just accept that we’re all here to be nerds and talk film. And if this conversation is actually a party, then let’s party. Because hangin’ out together is what really matters. #wasteoffilm
45 2,128 3 weeks ago
Yo. i’ve been actively avoiding instagram for awhile. almost afraid to get on, to post, to engage, so if i haven’t responded to any of your many messages and comments it’s because i found myself in my head about the whole situation.
.
i overthink a lot and i’m my own worst critic.
.
this was really easy when the only 30 likes i got was from my friends. i went to some local event and the person running it called me an influencer and asked if i would help them out.
.
it’s really neat to have people talk about my work in front of me. it’s super neat to get recognition on the work i put out.
.
i never set out to be recognized. and now that there’s a recognition beyond just the people i know i think i freaked myself out knowing that at the very least, the work that i put out and the words that i say have impacts and implications in the real world to some extent.
.
i try to be super humble, and i try to be super low key because i really have no desire to be anything other than a fly on the wall observing the things i enjoy observing.
.
and when things started blowing up it was both exciting and a little daunting because i have no idea if i even live up to the hype people dish my way.
.
am i as good as i say? am i as humble or genuine or even as talented as things appear?
.
one minute i’m me in a room and the next i’m someone from the internet that’s here.
.
it’s neat though. the love, support, connections, it’s been super amazing and i would never take these new experiences away. reach out, talk to me, be weird, because i’m pretty weird.
.
i think i just overthought this whole thing and made myself afraid of the idea that i’m not going to personally live up to the hype and love that has floated my way i such a small amount of time.
.
i love you all.
let’s be weird together. let’s be nerds.
let’s talk film and emotions and chasing what we want to chase.
.
i’m going to try to stop being weird about this and just accept that we’re all here to be nerds and talk film. and if this conversation is actually a party, then let’s party. because hangin’ out together is what really matters. #wasteoffilm
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My sister is 10 years older than me. We didn’t grow up together, at least nothing I can clearly remember.
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Growing up I knew my sister existed but it never really settled in that I actually had one until I “met her” for the first time as a 16 year old. And even then, we lived in completely different states.
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There was always love in my family, but it was really different. It wasn’t openly affectionate. Wasn’t even openly discussed. Not to say it wasn’t there, because of course it was there, it was just, I dunno, something else really different that wasn’t as obvious.
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Maybe it was a generational thing. Maybe it was just how old school Vietnamese people are.
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Over Thanksgiving my Mom and my sister visited me for a week in Kansas City. During their visit I got a bad stomach bug that left me immobile on my couch for two days.
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My mom and my sister showed up to my apartment, gave me medicine, got me some Sprite and saltine crackers, and we all hung out together as they took care of my soul, physically and mentally.
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I’ve never been sick around my sister. I’ve never had to be helpless around these two. We’ve never really been under the same roof like this before. I’m 29 and processing for the first time what it’s like being taken care of by my mother and sister.
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It was really neat. It was really rare. 
And it really was something special to me.
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Call your mom if you still can.
Call your siblings if you still can. 
Enjoy whatever small thing you can get
if you still can.
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Note to self.
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A quiet moment with my sister catching up on what we missed. #wasteoffilm
25 1,350 last month
My sister is 10 years older than me. we didn’t grow up together, at least nothing i can clearly remember.
.
growing up i knew my sister existed but it never really settled in that i actually had one until i “met her” for the first time as a 16 year old. and even then, we lived in completely different states.
.
there was always love in my family, but it was really different. it wasn’t openly affectionate. wasn’t even openly discussed. not to say it wasn’t there, because of course it was there, it was just, i dunno, something else really different that wasn’t as obvious.
.
maybe it was a generational thing. maybe it was just how old school vietnamese people are.
.
over thanksgiving my mom and my sister visited me for a week in kansas city. during their visit i got a bad stomach bug that left me immobile on my couch for two days.
.
my mom and my sister showed up to my apartment, gave me medicine, got me some sprite and saltine crackers, and we all hung out together as they took care of my soul, physically and mentally.
.
i’ve never been sick around my sister. i’ve never had to be helpless around these two. we’ve never really been under the same roof like this before. i’m 29 and processing for the first time what it’s like being taken care of by my mother and sister.
.
it was really neat. it was really rare.
and it really was something special to me.
.
call your mom if you still can.
call your siblings if you still can.
enjoy whatever small thing you can get
if you still can.
.
note to self.
.
a quiet moment with my sister catching up on what we missed. #wasteoffilm
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I’ve been pretty absent from IG lately. And when I’ve been on it’s only been for a few minutes. I think I’m in that weirdness of figuring out what the next moves are and not being satisfied by everything I’ve been making lately.
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Don’t get me wrong, I’m hyped, I’m proud of my work, and I’m not stopping, ever. But I feel like I’m in a loop or I’m plateauing.
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So all I can do at this point is make more and push myself to be more uncomfortable because it’s starting to get a lot harder to satisfy this creative void I’ve been feeling.
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A quiet moment in my hometown at the skatepark where I spent so much time developing myself. #wasteoffilm
58 4,457 last month
I’ve been pretty absent from ig lately. and when i’ve been on it’s only been for a few minutes. i think i’m in that weirdness of figuring out what the next moves are and not being satisfied by everything i’ve been making lately.
.
don’t get me wrong, i’m hyped, i’m proud of my work, and i’m not stopping, ever. but i feel like i’m in a loop or i’m plateauing.
.
so all i can do at this point is make more and push myself to be more uncomfortable because it’s starting to get a lot harder to satisfy this creative void i’ve been feeling.
.
a quiet moment in my hometown at the skatepark where i spent so much time developing myself. #wasteoffilm
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When we lived in the trailer park we would play in the streets and random parking lots. When we lived in the duplex I had a tiny back lot. When my parents bought an actual house in a nice neighborhood, I had an elementary school playground.
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I killed a lot of time here. Played on this playground well into my teens. Never too old to hit a swingset.
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A quiet moment to myself in nostalgia city realizing I was pretty fortunate considering how much I complained about everything. #wasteoffilm
45 4,079 last month
When we lived in the trailer park we would play in the streets and random parking lots. when we lived in the duplex i had a tiny back lot. when my parents bought an actual house in a nice neighborhood, i had an elementary school playground.
.
i killed a lot of time here. played on this playground well into my teens. never too old to hit a swingset.
.
a quiet moment to myself in nostalgia city realizing i was pretty fortunate considering how much i complained about everything. #wasteoffilm
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Observe. Make. Heal. 
Lust. Fame. Steal.
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Making what prompts me to make.
Regurgitating images someone else can take.
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I often wonder if I’m stuck in the middle of a trend or if I’m actually as good as these numbers represent me to be.
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If I posted a bad image with a ton of likes is it still a bad image? The answer is absolutely yes, I just never know about these numbers anymore.
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Instagram is super neat though. Whether it is hype or isn’t, I’m personally hyped to have you all here, being a nerd, and talking film/photography/life together. Also, mad love for people sending me notes in the mail. That’s way cool.
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As the artist @marcrebillet once said, “Fuck your creative integrity. The important part is that you’re here. Making. So get in front of your shit, and pump it out, baby.”
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A quiet moment to myself being a little too existential in my photos for my own good. #wasteoffilm
16 1,045 last month
Observe. make. heal.
lust. fame. steal.
.
making what prompts me to make.
regurgitating images someone else can take.
.
i often wonder if i’m stuck in the middle of a trend or if i’m actually as good as these numbers represent me to be.
.
if i posted a bad image with a ton of likes is it still a bad image? the answer is absolutely yes, i just never know about these numbers anymore.
.
instagram is super neat though. whether it is hype or isn’t, i’m personally hyped to have you all here, being a nerd, and talking film/photography/life together. also, mad love for people sending me notes in the mail. that’s way cool.
.
as the artist @marcrebillet once said, “fuck your creative integrity. the important part is that you’re here. making. so get in front of your shit, and pump it out, baby.”
.
a quiet moment to myself being a little too existential in my photos for my own good. #wasteoffilm
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Dope beats and light leaks. Testing film in the studio with @maalofamerica #wasteoffilm
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Dope beats and light leaks. testing film in the studio with @maalofamerica #wasteoffilm
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It’s -4 degrees with a -15 degree wind chill in Kansas City today. So I’ll post the last photo I have from when I woke up before everyone else to look at the ocean.
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A quiet moment to myself and these birds. #wasteoffilm
12 1,765 last month
It’s -4 degrees with a -15 degree wind chill in kansas city today. so i’ll post the last photo i have from when i woke up before everyone else to look at the ocean.
.
a quiet moment to myself and these birds. #wasteoffilm