Boarding Pass – Andrew Losowsky

I first encountered Andrew Losowsky earlier this year when I posted about his book, The Doorbells of Florence, where he magically takes beautifully mundane images of doorbells, and writes short stories to accompany them. Losowsky is all about “creating experiences” and in the course of exploring his website, I discovered his “Weird and Wonderful” guidebooks which through fun and creative designs (by local design studio for each city) that ignore the obvious in search of special local recommendations. That’s when I knew I needed Andrew to respond to Boarding Pass{thanks, Andrew!}
last trip taken: to Lisbon and then the UK

next trip on deck: Spain
one place you would go back to again and again: Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

place you’d most likely recommend a friend go visit: New York

preferred method of transportation: paraglider
place you’ve never been but dying to go: Japan

place you’d never go back: Miami airport

most memorable trip in 2 sentences or less: Visiting northern Nigeria, and being treated like a rock star in some villages, entirely due to the colour of my skin

how do you prepare for a trip? In a hurry, about half an hour before I’m due to leave
how do you record your travels when you’re traveling? Moleskine flexible notebook (blank pages), and on a digital camera
what is your favorite thing to photograph in a new place? Something I didn’t expect to see, and ordinary details in people’s lives
on an average, how many pictures to you take on a trip? It depends which camera I take. If I only have a point and shoot, perhaps 10 a day. If I take my SLR, it’s more like 50.

what’s in your “designer travel kit” ? Canon EOS camera, Canon IXUS point and shoot, Moleskine, a few cheap pens
{le cool weird and wonderful guides, designed by Lava, Feriche Black, Silva Designers, Jeremy Leslie/John Brown Media, Murray}

what do you do after a trip? how long after a trip does this happen? It varies. I’ve done all those [scrapbook, blog, book, slideshow] and more. Following my last big trip, I started to make a one-off magazine to try and explain it all. I haven’t finished it yet, though.
favorite souvenir/thing to bring back? A local magazine
The Doorbells of Florence
Andrew Losowsky

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