There's nothing better than waking up in the morning and having total freedom to explore the world around you.

There's nothing better than waking up in the morning and having total freedom to explore the world around you.

The Road

 

During my last decade of travel pursuits, the one thing that has always remained constant is a travel van. I continue to find the van to be the most suitable vehicle platform for my life as a traveling photographer. A lot of my lifestyle requires a mobile basecamp that I can quickly and easily live and work out of when campgrounds, cabins and hotels don't make sense. 

Scouting shooting locations in the Southern California desert.

Scouting shooting locations in the Southern California desert.

I use the van as my basecamp but my real tool is an off road motorcycle which tucks nicely into the van. The motorcycle allows me to be able to quickly and efficiently scout and explore locations. I can make fast adjustments when light is fading and I need to change locations. My bike of choice is the motorcycle my dad used to ride in the early 80's. The 1980 Suzuki DR 400 has low seat height, is ultra reliable and is bulletproof. My DR has taken me to so many remote places that I can't keep track. There is no better way to be able to check out multiple locations in limited time than on a motorcycle. 

When I search for pictures or places to create pictures, I enjoy the journey to get to that exact moment where the light is magical and situation is mine to create. My style of photography revolves around a never-ending curiosity to explore the world around me.

Photography is the vehicle that has led me down so many roads to search and see who and what's around the next corner. The unknown is a beautiful thing and the rewards will always outweigh the risk. Most of my favorite moments in life are because I went the extra mile and stayed curious. Be passionate and follow your dreams.