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These images are part of an ongoing series about nomadic life in the American West, the last frontier.
In December 2020 I moved with my husband and two dogs to the desert about two hours east of Los Angeles. I currently live in Yucca Valley, a town of about 20,000 people just outside Joshua Tree National Park. This landscape has always felt so foreign to me so whenever I have time, I go camping and exploring.
This is how I started to meet and hang out with people who spend their life on the road, usually driving down to the desert to escape the harsh winters in the northern U.S.
Most of the people I meet are retired and spent their savings to buy a mobile home to cut the costs of living. Others are escaping from something or looking for something else.
Many nomads I crossed paths with told me that the thing that they love most about their life is the relationships that they create with other people and the communities that are born at every stop.
With this series I would love to explore the concepts of home and roots through the experience of people that move constantly and the concept of travel as a sustainable choice for a permanent way of living.