Do you think the planet will be a better place with less humans on it?
The problems of climate change, disruption to essential ecosystems, species extinction, and conflicts between states and tribes threaten the quality of life for even the richest nations and put into question our long term survival. All of this compounded by growing numbers of people on earth. I think there is no question that for future generations, life on earth and what we know as “nature” will be very different from what it is today. We have to question how much we value the earth’s beauty and diversity, its natural systems, and what kind of world we want for the future.
Philip Govedare - Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Where would you go in case of global zombie attack?
I’d have to say in a hi-rise tower like in 28 Days Later. I’m not sure how long I’d last but it seems like your best shot. I know I drew a boarded-up cabin but that seems like an easy target. UNLESS it was high up on a hill with a 360° vantage point.
Tim, 3D illustrator currently living in Milwaukee, WI / turnislefthome.com + @turnislefthome / cabin illustration created for Twitch
What has been your best meeting in Cuba?
To be honest, my trip in Cuba wasn’t really in this perspective. It was more about friendship. We were just a bunch of friends, who wanted to explore this country. Of course we met some Cubans on the street, at some bars, etc. In Havana, because we were strangers, people were constantly asking for money in exchange of a service (at first supposedly free). Sometimes it was cool, like listening to Cuban music in a modest bar or buying clothes in an apartment. But most of the time it was exhausting. So we preferred to observe the city life from some distance at some point. And it was really nice ! In the countryside, it was different. There was less people and mostly tourists. So it was more about exploring the beautiful landscapes around Viñales. And when you’re a group of 6 friends, the relationship with locals is very different, more on the surface. But that didn’t prevent us to learn a lot about Cuba, to understand their way of life and to have a deep experience.
Valentier Astier - 25 years old french photographer, living in Montreal
In french, ‘glander’ means waste time, slack off, procrastinate. Do you think your name in french applies to you?
Well, everyone goofs around sometimes, right? I hope so. I don’t really procrastinate much, but there is a lot of structured slacking in my life. Taking weird, long breaks in the middle of my workday to nap or skateboard is an integral part of my process. I would be hugely burnt out and uninspired out if I didn’t fit some time-wasting time into each day. Idk, maybe I’ve been subconsciously shaped by my name. I’m guess okay with that!
Julian Glander - illustrator and animator, currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Amongst other things, Julian is currently working on a game – available real soon : LOVELY WEATHER WE’RE HAVING
“A 3D explorer about weird, cool, beautiful things that sometimes happen in the outdoor world.”
What’s the best thing to do when you live on a traveling carnival?
I think the best thing to do when you’re out on the midway is observe the crowds and get a feel for what the local people are like within each little pocket of America.
Ciara J Alberts – american photographer born and raised on a travelling carnival, currently based in Portland, Oregon.
A! is a photographic project by Tomasz Laptaszynski
in which he is looking for traces of antique culture in Polish household.
“I’m interested in „popantiquity”, roadside architecture, loose associations and whatever people in Poland remember, like, cultivate that comes from antiquity. Traditional antique culture is retreating and we are attacked by its twin sister transformed by popculture. It is the one which builds hotels shaped like pyramids or gives birth to Trojan horses standing by the roads. They are what I’m looking for.”
What has been the conclusion of your project? (more images below)
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Where were you going to chill when you were a child and now, where are you going ?
My childhood home is situated on a small farm. My parents encouraged me to go out and explore; both as a device to have a moment of peace and quiet, and as a sort of lesson. I would go out into the forest and sit in the trees, explore, wreak havic, be destructive, and relax. I’m living in the city now but I still apply much of the same rural tendencies as when I was little. I try to find moments and special spots alone to myself where I can do whatever I need to relax, albeit it reading, drawing, or playing with animals.
Ben McNutt – photographer from Baltimore, Maryland / on cargo - on tumblr
What can we find in your head ?
The next adventure is always in my head. I’m constantly thinking of my next destination to explore and experience for my mind, and to portray it in someway through my photography. I’m also always thinking about my next development, whether it be as a person, my art, or my photography.
Daniel O’Donnell – photographer from Glasgow, Scotland / on flickr - on tumblr
On all your roadtrips, what has been the best discovery ?
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Could you live far from the nature ?
I could. For a while. Never for my entire life though.
And then I would probably need to take daytrips to the forest every now and then just to breath,
smell the vegetation, touch some spruces and sit on moss for a while.
Hanna Ukura – photographer from Stockholm, Sweden / hannaukura.se