I first met Dan Ginn about seven years ago when Ashley Riffo and I interviewed him for this podcast. At the time he was a young guy about to leave on a big adventure with his girlfriend to travel through the Americas learning the culture and making photographs along the way.
Less than a year later Dan returned to his home in the UK full of stories, a computer full of photos and without his girlfriend.
After getting his bearings Dan struck out again only to return home for short visits. He took charge of his life and began to live it on his own terms.
I followed Dan’s travels over the years through his blog and Facebook and became impressed that he kept at it. Most people who strike out on great adventures like his often return after a few months. But Dan made it a way of life that evolved into a career as a mobile writer, photographer and podcaster.
Dan’s nomadic lifestyle is not for everyone and not nearly as glamorous as those of us at home would think. It’s not the romanticized “Laptop Lifestyle” that many Internet influencers would have you believe. Constant travel is hard, lonely, inconvenient, frustrating and sometimes scary. But it also adds a rich texture to life that is difficult to explain.
His experience as a professional traveler has enabled him to make a living as writer and podcaster. Dan is the Arts and Culture Editor at The Phoblographer and hosts their podcast Inside the Photographer’s Mind.
Along the way he creates original content about a subject he loves, makes the photographs that are meaningful to him in a turbulent, unpredictable and sometimes dangerous world. Check it out.