Something slightly different today: I’m featuring a book that’s as much about images as it is words. It’s a book of street photography – Walk With Me by Debra Schoenberger. Debra describes it as her ‘book of weird’. Weird or not, I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour and to bring you a guest post from Debra with some creative ideas for creating a travel journal.
Visit the tour page for links to all the other bloggers taking part in the tour AND to enter the giveaway (scroll down to the bottom of the page). There’s a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card or an ecopy of Debra’s book.
About the Book
Debra says: Whenever I’m asked “which is the best camera?” I pretty much respond: “the one you have on you.” In fact, most of the images in this book were taken with my cell phone simply because I always have it with me. This is not only a book about street photography but a visual diary, or collection of quirky, unusual and sometimes just plain weird photos I’ve taken over the course of the last decade.
As a street photographer, I need to be an assiduous walker. My sneakers often take me to little known, hidden corners, seaweed strewn (and sometimes stinky) beaches and really cool back alleys of my rather small island city of Victoria, BC. I’ve also included images of curiosities I’ve seen throughout my travels.
Everyone sees the world differently and this is my collection of the quirkyness that I call life.
Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover (104 pp.) Publisher: Blurb
Published: 26th December 2017 Genre: Non-Fiction, Art, Photography
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Guest Post: ‘Travel Journals’ by Debra Schoenberger
Have you ever had the chance to admire the beautiful travel journals on Pinterest? As I admire the different beautifully designed journals, I can’t help but be envious of those artists who are able to sketch gorgeous scenes of their travel experiences.
Bleh. I can barely draw a stickman. So what’s the alternative?
Stickers. Yep. For those artistically challenged like me, stickers can be a fun and easy way to create a travel journal. I like https://www.redbubble.com/ because they have loads of stickers.
As I travel, I tend to pick up cool and interesting paper souvenirs such as coffee coasters, business cards, and other ephemera. I also add small photos I’ve printed out with my mini printer (it works with wifi directly to my cell phone).
Washi tape is a decorative lightly sticky tape that comes in tons of different sizes and designs. You can buy them on https://www.etsy.com/ca/.
I pick up vintage National Geographic maps at the used book store and cut out the different countries that I will be visiting.
Although my journal is quite heavy, I bring it with me and work on it almost every day. I write down any interesting observations or situations that tickle my funny bone because I know that I will forget about them when I come home. © Debra Schoenberger
About the Author
Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera: “My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with poring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me. I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor’s favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC. I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I’m always looking for the unusual.”
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