A few weeks ago I travelled to Thailand with one of my best friends and today I’m
giving you a peek in to my holiday album. We started by exploring the enormous, buzzing center of Bangkok and then moved along to the dreamy southern islands.
Feeling comfortable and at ease are some of the most important elements of a
holiday to me I decided not to bring my big camera and lenses with me. I did want
to capture some special memories but it simply felt too risky and I didn’t want
to be bothered by heavy bags in the insane heat (and carrying around a heavy
camera makes me feel like I should be photographing everything to make it worth it. Haha! Do you have the same?)
So just in time came the mail man with my new Olympus PEN EP-5 (In white! With beige leather details! So pretty and so retro that some people there didn’t believe it was an actual,
digital camera, haha! It proved to be the perfect barely-there partner in crime. I’ve been
using their cameras for over two years and this is the brand new model so I was
excited to try it out. Just like previous editions, the PEN EP-5 also has the qualities
of an SLR and you can swap lenses – but it comes in a lightweight and pretty package that’s ideal for on the go. And it has built in wifi. Score!. For when I travel, go to festivals or more low key events where a big camera feels to invasive or simply doesn’t fit in my
Alexander Wang purse (Since I often get questions about lenses; I often prefer a portrait lense. So most of this trip was documented with a 45 mm 1.8 lens, which blurs out backgrounds
in a beautiful way).
Now I’m back, and dreaming of secluded little beach spots of
Phi Phi, overwhelming attack on senses in Bangkok, larger than life Mojito’s and age-old temples we coincidentally drove past by bike. It’s wonderful to look back at these snaps and relive memories. Can’t wait to snap away on my next travel adventure… New York in two weeks!