Boarding Pass – Kate Bingaman-Burt

Kate Bingaman-Burt has been all over the web lately with her awesome new book, Obsessive Consumption: What did you buy today?, making it an extra sweet honor to have her in today’s edition of Boarding Pass. So often we think of recording our travels through the lens of our camera, but clearly Kate sees the world differently. I also love that she includes the date, making each drawing a true record and sign of the times. Makes me want to go out and doodle. {Thanks a million, Kate!}
home town:
Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin and grew up in Vienna, Missouri
where you live now:
Portland, Oregon

last trip taken:
Chicago, Illinois to a conference
next trip on deck:
San Francisco at the end of the month, Savannah, GA in May and then Amsterdam in June!
one place you would go back to again and again:
I love New York.
place you’d most likely recommend a friend go visit:
Oxford, Mississippi
preferred method of transportation:
Usually time is an issue, so I always end up flying. I kind of hate flying. I DO love taking the train, but I wish it were faster.
place you’ve never been but dying to go:
Tokyo
place you’d never go back:
I don’t have a terrible trip experience. I am usually always happy traveling. Discovering new places, watching people, walking around by myself. I am pretty self entertaining.
most memorable trip in 2 sentences or less:
Traveling to London to end 1999 and to say hello to 2000.
how do you prepare for a trip?
Usually last minute. I pack and then unpack and then pack again. My carry on bag is extremely important and usually way too full.
how do you record your travels when you’re traveling?
The more I travel, the less I document. It is sad, really. I remember my first BIG trips and I would meticulously document the experience through photographs, writings, found ephemera, but now I am a lazy archivist. I am lucky to remember to snap a few iphone shots. I have to change this…
what is your favorite thing to photograph in a new place?
See above. ack!
on an average, how many pictures to you take on a trip?
See above. double ack! The last trip I took ONE picture. ONE.
what’s in your “designer travel kit” ?
I always bring my laptop, sketchbooks and scanner (I have a small one). However, this is more for working on projects than for actually documenting my traveling experiences. Again, this needs to change!
what do you do after a trip? long after a trip does this happen?
I usually blog during the trip…I am caught up by the time I get back!
favorite souvenir/thing to bring back?
Receipts! Transportation passes! Bits of papers!

links:
website: katebingamanburt.com
book: Obsessive Consumption: What did you buy today?
blog: obsessiveconsumption.typepad.com
on twitter
on flickr

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