The Best Travel Photo Series on the Interwebs
With my year+ long trip comes the unique opportunity to share some images and stories from around the world. Over pizza and beer before leaving Vancouver I brainstormed with friends for a travel photo series to share while on the go. It had to be something fun, on-brand, and above all else – easy. From that session #ThisLifeinDrinks was born, an Instagram travel photo series of my travels as seen through my libations. So far it has been tricky to keep up with and has overrun my Instagram account so may scale back a bit. At the end of the trip I just want a cool way to look back at the fun experiences and friendly people we met along the way. What better way to do that than from behind such an internationally well known way of saying cheers ?
This idea got me thinking about the best travel photo series posts and social media shares on the web today. The ones that inspire me and make me want to see more, do more, and be more.
With that in mind here are my favourite travel photo series on the interwebs and why they should be yours too:
Follow Me To
Probably the biggest travel photo series right now is the “Follow Me To” project by Russian photographer Murad Osmann. In this captivating travel photo series, Murad shares inviting pictures from around the world with his stunning girlfriend leading the way. You never see either of the couples face, only her backside and his outstretched arm. The imagery is captivating and makes you feel like you are being led to some of the most beautiful landmarks and landscapes in the world. What began as her simply wanting him to hurry up has turned into one of the coolest travel photo series out there – over 2 million followers on Instagram can’t be wrong.
Humans of New York
Humans of New York founder and photographer Brandon Stanton is telling the “Big Apples” story one inhabitant at a time. Each day a new portrait is posted on Humans of New York’s blog and social media channels with a small caption or quote from the subject. What started as a small project has turned viral and is a crazy interesting way to hear a cities story.
What makes Humans of New York one of my favourite travel photo series on the web is the fact that Brandon Stanton took his unique story telling abilities on the road. On a partnership with the UN he has toured Iraq, Jordan, and Uganda to name a few and has shared some amazing photography and stories along the way.
This Wild Idea
Ok, so I am more of a fan of This Wild Idea for the adorable coonhound that dominates their Instagram feed but there is a travel side to it. Creator and photographer Theron Humphry took his love for animals and story telling skills on the road through 50 states in an effort to document how rescued animals change their lucky owners life. For more on this moving project see Why We Rescue’s webiste.
What say you?
Have a favourite Travel Photo Series not listed here?
Let’s hear it!
For more on my favourite pics from around the globe see HERE.