Ken Quemuel is an Art Center College of Design graduate, currently working as a freelance designer and motion graphics animator in California. Outside of design and photography his interests lie in linguistics, cycling, history, Street Fighter, and the inter-webs. Ken Q aka rvltr just returned from a road-trip across-America (18 days on the road) by himself. He told us that he hasn’t developed his film yet, but he just made this video as a sneak-peek into his adventures. Here he shows you his look at ~America~ and below we got him to tell us a bit about his travels.
Made by Ken Q
Why the road trip across America by yourself? It was a solo road trip because other than wanting to do it alone, I also did not think I could stand anyone for eighteen days straight.
What was your go-to music listening preference on this road trip? I was listening to a lot of mixes I downloaded off SoundCloud – either B-more, or trap, or Chillwave, or Moombahton, or something else that fits along those lines.
What state was the most entertaining to drive thru aesthetically? Coming from California I feel like nothing can beat it – it’s got so much in manner of varying topography and varying socio-economic population. however my most favorite state outside of Cali is most likely Maine, very green and mountainous and beautiful, and everyone I met in Maine was amazingly accommodating and nice.
What is the best souvenir you purchased along the way? The best souvenir might be some World War I era french binoculars I bought in an antique shop in Montana. I eBayed them later on and they are not that rare, but still fun to look at and own.
What is now on your radar that wasn’t before you traveled? On my radar that wasn’t before I traveled – the New England states. I originally had no idea about these locations, and now that I’ve driven through and given them a cursory glance I definitely want to go and spend more time. They’re beautiful locales and definitely a different vibe from the west coast. Also the antique shop game in those states is heightened and again much more different from California.