Originally from Kansas, USA, Kyle Batson is a photographer and designer and will soon be living full-time in his converted camper van. You can see more of his photography at kylebatsonphoto.com.

A new beginning

About a year and a half ago, I started to think seriously about how we live our lives in our traditional eight-to-five corporate lifestyle which cycles endlessly. I won't go into it too deeply here, it's a rather common theme among those of my generation these days, however it did become an idea I wanted to explore for myself. Must we live this mundane, sedentary life? Are there other ways to live which are more fulfilling? So that's what I set out to do. The dissatisfaction and stress from my job had gotten to a breaking point. And as I am not in a committed relationship with no kid, I thought this was an ideal moment to explore this new way of living.