Book Fifty-nine


On this trip I travelled with a small polaroid-esqe photo printer. The idea was that you could print-out photos from your iPhone. It is a good idea, but I began to resent the time taken to move photos from the camera to the computer to the iphone - all the while keeping an eye on editing the photo after selecting it from so many others. Is there an ideal way to keep a book while travelling? We all have our tricks. I tore out some pages from the in-flight magazine on the way to India. They were exactly what I was looking for — a mix of ink and writing and photography and graphics. But I knew how they were made. I knew I could get that effect, but it would cost me a day to do so. Perhaps it would be better to be in the moment and pay attention to the place I was visiting.

This was the first time I visited the Puskar Camel fair. The main challenge is keeping other foreigners - especially the Japanese photographers wearing surgical masks - out of your photos.

Tim McLaughlin

Photographer and writer based in Vancouver, Canada