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Hot Springs Long Term Visitor Area. Holtville, California
Johnny a the Hot Springs in Holtville, California
Sunfair Dry Lake. Joshua Tree, California.
RV resort in Palm Desert, California
Darleen and David at the Hot Springs. Holtville, California
Jim standing outside his van parked in the Hot Springs Long Term Visitor Area...READ ON
Jim standing outside his van parked in the Hot Springs Long Term Visitor Area in Holtville, California. Jim spends the summer in Minnesota and usually comes down to California around late November every year.
Sofia and Colin with their kids Alfonso and Camilo inside their van in Joshua...READ ON
Sofia and Colin with their kids Alfonso and Camilo inside their van in Joshua Tree, California. Sofia and her family have spent the last two years living on the road.
La Posa Long Term Visitor Area. Quartzsite, Arizona
Darleen at the Hot Springs. Holtville, California
Gems for sale in Quartzsite, Arizona
Carrie's van parked at the Hot Springs Long Term Visitor Area. Holtville, California
Mike and Sam inside their shop in Quartzsite, Arizona. They've been...READ ON
Mike and Sam inside their shop in Quartzsite, Arizona. They've been living on the road for the past four years. During the winter, the busiest season in the desert, they sell gems and minerals. The rest of the year they travel around doing mineral mining.
Sunfair Dry Lake. Joshua Tree, California
Kim strolling with his dogs Amy and Zoey at the Hot Springs Long Term Visitor...READ ON
Kim strolling with his dogs Amy and Zoey at the Hot Springs Long Term Visitor Area. Holtville, California.
These images are part of an ongoing series about nomadic life in the American West.
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 spend time 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.
Nomads are part of a big and very stratified subculture made of people of all ages who have very different backgrounds. Some travel for necessity, others for passion. Some do it only seasonally, others are permanent wanderers.
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.