The romantic life of train hoppers is the subject of Mike Brodie’s project ‘A Period of Juvenile Prosperity’.
Totally untrained, Brodie first started taking pictures when he discovered an old Polaroid camera stuffed down the back of a car seat.
Many years, 50,000 miles and 48 states later, he has amassed an extensive collection of travel images that go beyond merely documenting the hobo life.
They are a reminder of an alternative way of living that involves experiencing the world without paying through the nose for the privilege.
It’s enough to make you want to grab your backpack and head for the train tracks.