Alicia Bachman has maintained a transient lifestyle many times throughout her life. She used to embark on annual long distance cycling trips in the Pacific Northwest and currently works seasonally for trail crews at National Parks.
She is the perfect example of the minimalist traveler. I photographed the interior of her truck when she had packed up all of her belongings and was gearing up to move from Joshua Tree to Flagstaff. She had a cot in the center of the truck bed, four jackets hung neatly on hangers, one bag of clothes, a shovel, a metal lockbox with a leopard print lock, and a few books and odds and ends.
Alicia's sentimental objects were several baculum bones from various mammals. She is fascinated by these bones and has been collecting them for years.
I love Alicia's possessions and the way she organizes her makeshift home inside her vehicle.
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This is a blog about transient lifestyles. I'm fascinated by people who live on the road for extended periods of time and I want to document what kinds of objects people decide to bring when there is limited space. I'm particularly interested in asking about objects with sentimental or aesthetic value. What are the excess possessions that people bring for comfort or decoration, and what might this say about their character and identity?
Joshua Tree National Park attracts a lot of interesting travelers and I want to share the stories of the people that I encounter here.