The photo series titled Walkabout by Mathieu Young shows that this rite of passage that is undertaken by male Australian Aborigines can extend to other cultures and take on a different meaning. Although it might not actually be considered a true walkabout, in theory it holds a similar essence.
Embarking on a four-day, 20-mile journey through the wilderness known as Los Angeles with a large strobe light and camera in hand, this native L.A. photographer snaps all of the interesting, unique and overall life the city has to offer. Mostly centered on portraits of L.A. residents and guests, Walkabout by Mathieu Young captures the effect various neighborhoods have on its people. As Young observes, "It was a remarkable experience to watch the city's changing landscape reflected in the faces of denizens."
Walkabout by Mathieu Young Shows the Wilderness of Los Angeles
1. Photographic Journey Portraits - The trend of photographing journeys and capturing the essence of cities through portraits presents opportunities for the tourism industry to market experiential travel packages.
2. Urban Wilderness Exploration - The growing trend of exploring urban wilderness presents opportunities for companies to offer nature-based experiences within city limits and create sustainable tourism practices.
3. Cultural Exploration Photography - The trend of cultural exploration through photography provides opportunities for companies to develop cultural tours focused on capturing unique aspects of different communities and increase awareness on diverse lifestyles and traditions.
1. Tourism - The tourism industry can leverage the trend of photographic journey portraits and urban wilderness exploration to provide unique experiences for tourists and promote sustainable tourism practices.
2. Photography - The photography industry can tap into the trend of cultural exploration photography by offering workshops and services that focus on capturing diverse cultures and promoting diversity and inclusivity in their work.
3. Urban Planning - The urban planning industry can benefit from the trend of urban wilderness exploration by incorporating green spaces and nature trails within cities and promoting a healthier lifestyle for residents.