For some reason, living out of a van and taking photos for a living bewilders people. Here are some of my favorite questions I am often asked and how I want to respond:
Where do you poop?
Typically a toilet, usually a public restroom. I belong to a gym, so I'll often use their restroom throughout the day. However, I will dig a hole if I am backpacking like everyone else!
Where do you shower?
The puddles on the side of the road worry me, so I just don't shower... NO! My favorite shower is the ocean, however a river or creek will do.
How do you make money?
Well, I am a photographer. So, I sell prints (you can buy any of the images you see on the site acutally), I do free lance work, and work with a couple of companies meeting thier media demands.
Do you ever hang out with people?
Nope, just a loner that lives out a van who climbs, surfs, takes photos, reads, draws, etc. NO! I have tons of friends all over the country who I talk with and a great community in Santa Cruz that I spend almost every day with! Those people are who you typically see in the images.
How do you cook?
I try to have community dinner everynight, or at least cook for/with somebody nightly. I think there is something special about sharing food with all people. Recently, there were six people sharing a meal in the back of the van! Great converstations!