Every photographer seeks to make his or her travel photos extra special or memorable, and for those who still shoot film, slide films are often reserved for these occasions. If you happen to have a few rolls of infrared films left, the photos of a Canadian photographer will surely make you want to save them for your next adventure!
Traveling with film equipment is often a challenge in itself, but it’s something that we film-loving people are willing to take on to make sure we bring home unique travel snaps. Case in point are the outstanding photos that we’ve been scouring around the site and showcasing on the Explore and Tales from the Trip, shot using various film and camera combinations
Then, there are also photographers like Jordan Janisse, who dare to take their rare films and precious cameras in exotic and even extreme conditions for extraordinary travel snaps. The surreal set below is comprised of photos taken by Winnipeg-based Jordan around Thailand, India, and even in the high altitudes of Nepal using a Pentax 67, Kodak Aerochrome EIR film, and medium orange filter.
The first four photos are certainly the most interesting and stunning, and all the more when you learn that Jordan took them in altitudes from 800 – 2200 meters above sea level. He actually found the Kodak infrared film a much more resilient film than he first thought. “I went backpacking around Asia for 4 months, sometimes in 35 degree heat and this film still looked good after I scanned it.”
Check out Jordan Janisse's Flickr Sets to see more of his travel snaps in film and more!
What about you, if you could take a film and camera combination somewhere extreme or exotic, where would it be? Share your insights with a comment below!