January 9, 2012
Back in August we brought you a blog post
about the photographic beauty of Eric Gauger’s work. Eric shares another round of photographs by this traveler that emphasize not only the beauty of the places he has visited, but also his photographic style.
Erik Gauger has been maintaining his travel photography blog, Notes from the Road, since 1999. He is a self-employed father based in the Pacific Northwest. Gauger pursues Notes from the Road as a hobby, and has used his blog to try to push the meaning of the travel blogging medium, by incorporating sketches, hand-painted maps, unique prose and challenging subjects such as The Palos Verdes Peninsula (right), a surprising marine sanctuary amidst the vast concrete jungle of Los Angeles. His goal is to engage readers about the big, philosophical ideas of travel, and often argues that travel writing, and travel blogging, is a medium meant for funny, personal, invocative and compelling writing, rather than travel industry fluff. He argues that travel bloggers should do more to write about the real conflicts and drama of the places they visit. “Nobody reads the fluff,” he says, “travel readers are smart. They want you to invoke all the senses, and make them think.”