As a full-time van dweller and landscape photographer, I’ve come to appreciate the virtues of the pairing. The ability to park up in comfortable accommodations near or at your desired shooting location is tremendously valuable. To do this daily is invaluable.
One’s prospects of being in the “right place at the right time” are all but guaranteed when you spend all of your time in the right places. Building a habit of being in subject-rich environments, local or further afield, lends itself to the creation of powerful images. The strength of mobile landscape photography is real, and Thomas Heaton, albeit not a full-time van dweller, presents a strong case for the style.
In this video, Heaton takes us to the Lake District in his newly converted Mitsubishi Delica. Parking up near his photography objectives, he scans the valleys and combs the ridges for his next shot. As a result of his diligence and commitment to being "in the right place at the right time," he is rewarded with a spectacular combination of light and atmosphere. True to style, Heaton packages a van life and landscape photography vlog into a tidy, contemplative package. Enjoy!