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Today, we’re featuring a wonderful travel series from Austrian film photographer Mario Aumüller. Mario traveled to the Pacific Northwest and explored the cities and areas all up and down the coast, creating a zine from his experience titled Sushiburrito. Here is more from Mario about his trip and how the zine got its name…
This series is about my one month long journey all across the Pacific Northwest and over the rocky mountains. It was my very first trip to the US/Canada, and since the goal was to experience everything up close, I did a whole lot of backpacking and sleeping in the tent as well as couch surfing in the cities.
I brought three different cameras with me, the Bronica SQA, the Konica C35EF and a Canon A1, all with just one lens, as well as a vast stock of film. For color film mostly Portra 400 and Superia 400, and for BW, only my trusted Ilford HP5.
The name “Sushiburrito” came from an incident I had in Portland. I was sitting in this German Beer Pub called “Prost,” eating a “Sushiburrito” (Japanese-Mexican fusion) as an Austrian…none of this was American but still the most American thing I can imagine. This one stuck and gave the Zine its name.
The Zine is dedicated to my grandpa, who always encouraged me to go out and see the world. As a WW2 child, he wasn’t able to travel much but always listened to my stories curiously. This was the last story I was able to tell him.