Wanderlust (noun, wan-der-lust, ˈwän-dər-ˌləst): a strong desire to travel (Merriam Webster). Wanderlust is a term coined by the millennial generation caused by a shift in mindset from products to experiences. An increase of interest in travel is evident as the majority of students and young professionals today would rather collect experiences rather than products. The trend is apparent in other demographics in society, but not as prevalent. This interest in travel and culture has coincidentally peaked in parallel with social media-perhaps a consequence of individuals being exposed to other cultures, places, and opportunities online. Whether traveling across the globe or across town, people are consistently taking photos and sharing them with their peers through social media. However, it is likely that a bulk of photos taken will be kept private and archived for personal reflection.
Last Look is a platform where travelers can upload, comment and edit photos for their own private use. The app can be used to categorize and share photos with fellow travelers to stay in touch or keep on file prior to posting on social media at a later date. It is apparent that there are a variety of different methods to share photos digitally: email, Facebook, google drive, a shared photo album on an iPhone, and more. However, email is time consuming, Facebook has privacy implications, you can’t comment on singular photos on google drive, and you must have an Apple device to ‘share’ an album via an iPhone. Alas, Last Look creates a simple, protected, effective way to communicate with peers while traveling and sharing photos. Last Look gives groups of travelers the chance to connect, share and reminisce.
Following are a handful of tips to organize travel photos with your friends, family and fellow travelers.
1. Projects can be organized by travel destination, fellow travelers or date/time.
2. If traveling in a group, you can have one central project where all photos are archived.
3. Specific “projects” can be shared with people you meet while traveling.
4. Once the photos have been liked or “approved” by your fellow travelers you can post to social media.
5. Stay in touch with newfound friends you meet abroad by commenting and liking the photos shared with them at a later date.