Psychogeography is the idea of leisure for its own sake. It’s a meaningful and valuable activity, actively encouraging aimless, daydreamy wandering, it turns urban spaces into objects of wonder rather than simply points between A and B. Most people go where they need to go by taking the most efficient route possible. Try to become an observer, someone who experiences urbanity for its own sake, doesn’t hurry through the streets and passageways but enjoy being in them for purpose and with some luck, you can experience a bunch of cool things happening.
A couple of months ago, me and Morrie took a random stroll in the afternoon from ABC, Alkateri, Cikapundung, Progo to Cipunagara. The sun was high, the walk was nice and we had fun wander around and encountered a different part of the usual surroundings of the city.
Pick your camera and go for a walk, pretend you’re a tourist in your own city. Pay attention to what you see and how you feel about it. Watch people around you, interacting with the same landscape in different ways and remember to take pictures because we’ll be interested in what you find :)
Inspired by Frankie magazine issue 51 article by Eleanor Robertson / Taken with Yashica FX-3 Super + Kodak Colorplus