Welcome to the Bear8Photo Journey!!
Living in an RV full time while maintaining a minimalist lifestyle focused on nature, self sufficiency, and realizing passion.
The Bear8Photo Journey commenced in May of 2012. Months before the idea was conceived, I was feeling extremely bogged down due to an expensive mortgage, various other tedious bills, a mediocre job, and most of all a feeling of metaphorical claustrophobia and overall unhappiness. I realized freedom and passion is what I longed for. I did some research on how to live a more unobstructed life filled with passion and came across minimalism, self sufficiency, and the full time RV lifestyle. It all seemed to be calling my name, so with little to no hesitation, I quit the job, sold the house, bought the RV, and Ink and I said sayonara to domestic life; We haven't looked back since.
Approx 4 years later and we've been from PA to Key West, FL, Northern Maine, South Texas, Northern Montana, way down to Slab City, so many places in between, and are currently aiming for the UP of Michigan and then PNW and winter in Nor Cal. During our time on the road we have managed to be somewhat self sufficient thanks to a solar panel and awesome boondocking skills. We paid to park about 6 times during the whole trip and never owned a cell phone or personal wifi. Needless to say, it's been a wonderful experience.
I've been an artist ever since I can remember. After high school was (finally) over, I attended Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, majored in graphic design, and I must say I absolutely loved it. My interest in photography bloomed just before the trip did, and fit perfectly with the new lifestyle. It goes without saying that there are plenty of interesting things to photograph while traveling full time, but as you can see from the photos here, Nature is what I have come to appreciate most. There is a certain sense of perpetual peace and ease of perfection in nature – Like it's doing everything right with next to no effort at all. Nature has given me a lot; things like joy, relaxation, comfort, and understanding. I'm honored to showcase it in my work.
Thank you for taking the time to read about the Bear8Photo journey. Feel free to contact me and/or keep up with us on social media. I hope you are able to relate in some way and maybe even find inspiration pertaining to your own unique path. :)
All artwork represented here is original and copyright © Bear8Photo