The project is a photojournalistic endeavor to present the stories of people who live the mobile life - artists, truckers, rubber-trampers, traveling musicians, tent city nomads, off-the-grid trailer communities, fishermen, retirees driving RV’s into their sunset years - via photographs, essays, interviews, video, and audio media.
Content will be digitally collected and shared from the road at WhenTheRoadIsHome.com. Photographs and stories will also be included in a limited edition print journal.
These stories will be gathered from across America for four months as Daniel and Ben travel and live in a 1968 Oasis travel trailer.
From a photojournalistic vantage, the intention is to capture the realities of life on the road, both the good and the gritty: exploring the country, passing through national parks, navigating financial challenges and transportation difficulties, cooking food on a tiny trailer stove, finding out where the next shower will be.
Questions to be explored: What are the different ways a nontraditional lifestyle can look when the road is home? How do these people live and can we do the same? What implications does a nomadic lifestyle have on a deeper perspective regarding the meaning of our human existence and on the concepts of home and belonging?
Risks and challenges
The main risks are those associated with living on the road - namely, transportation and safety. We're working really hard to take the necessary precautions and prepare for these four months. Also, documenting these risks and challenges along the way will be an integral part of our storytelling for a project of this nature.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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