Boarding Pass – Judy Kaufmann
Not only does Judy Kaufmann draw awesome illustrations of famous people like Frida Kahlo and make interesting maps, but she’s originally from Santiago, Chile, and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. Her travels include four months by herself through India and Nepal, and two months traveling South America by bus. I love the work she shares with us in today’s Boarding Pass, as it seems to magically capture the spirit of the traveling artist on those adventures. Thanks, Judy!
last trip taken: Bretagne, France
next trip on deck: Montpellier, France
one place you would go back to again and again:
Leh (Ladakh), India.
place you’d most likely recommend a friend go visit:
San Pedro de Atacama Desert, Chile.
preferred method of transportation:
Roof of buses.
place you’ve never been but dying to go:
Colombia, Venezuela and Finland to go after the Aurora borealis.
place you’d never go back:
most memorable trip in 2 sentences or less:
By far, the North of India; The Himalayas, the Tibetans, the history, the food, the three-days trip that takes you up there, the road… a unique place.
how do you record your travels when you’re traveling?
With sketchbooks, pencils, watercolors and a camera.
what is your favorite thing to photograph in a new place?
The differences of the places that I already know. Things I’ve never seen before. And skies, lots of skies.
on an average, how many pictures to you take on a trip?
Fully proportional to the duration of the trip. In a weekend trip 20, in one that lasts for months, maybe 600.
what’s in your “designer travel kit” ?
There is always a Winsor & Newton watercolor sketchbook and from the same brand, the Sketchers Pocket Watercolour Box, a digital camera and sometimes (depends where) my Diana Lomo Camera, and of course the most important thing for inspiration: good music.
what do you do after a trip? how long after a trip does this happen?
I upload the images to my flickr when I come back and publish my drawings on my website.
- portfolio website: kaufmannillustration.com
- blog: printandprints.blogspot.com
- online shop: judykaufmann.etsy.com
- flickr: flickr.com/photos/judykaufmann
- twitter: @jukaufmann
- sneak peek on D*S
Boarding Pass is a weekly column exploring the creative ways people travel. See the full list of participants on the column to the right.