Zach // Salvation Mountain, CA

Last week while spending some time in the California desert, I met Zach. He along with approximately 4,000 others live off the grid in tent and RV encampments near Nilland, CA. After fifteen minutes of shooting the shit, I asked how old he was. 15. His resolve and quiet wit led me to think he was much older. I guess that’s what living out here in this unforgiving land will do to you though. You learn how to fend for yourself and appreciate what you have. 

Perhaps this is a preview of a new body of work to come. 

//Elliot Ross