Austin 's Adventure Biography
My name's Austin White and I’m an outdoor adventure and lifestyle photographer, living in my converted Tacoma with my dog Chaco, based out of Bend, OR.
My family and I traveled in an RV for close to 10 years around the country and that’s where my love for photography began to grow. I’m a climber, an occasional surfer, avid hiker, highliner, beginner snowboarder, and have combined my passion for all those into my photography career. I strive to share my passion for the outdoors through inspiring photos and videos that will hopefully give this generation and many to come the inspiration to explore their own backyard.
Living out of the truck allows you to have your life be a constant adventure, and that's why I choose this life. I spend my time traveling around the Pacific Northwest, chasing light, snow, sun, surf, hikes, mountains, and rocks, shooting photos and video along the way. My adventure resume keeps expanding and has no end in sight.
On The Road
Well my recent, and on-going adventure would be converting my Tacoma to live in. I moved into it full-time March 2017, but have been camping and living in and out of it since I got it in late 2015. I chose to live in it because it allows me time and space to chase what I want while helping me understand what it is really needed in life over possessions - the friendships and connections to the earth we make along the way.
Highlining & Slacklining
Highlining and slacklining have always been a big part of my life, it helps me understand balance and to face my fears of height and the unknown. I picked up slacklining around 2011 and started highlining a few years after that. There's nothing like the feeling of standing on a 1" wide piece of webbing, 550ft over the ground, feeling the adrenaline rushing through your body.
The adventure that started it all would be family and our years on the road. in 2001 my parents quit the corporate world to spend more time with the family and grow our love for travel. We sold both our houses, almost everything we owned, and moved into a 37ft Winnebago for what we thought was gonna be for a year and turned into almost 10 years on the road. We were dubbed the BareNakedFamily for our goal to strip down to what was necessary for family life.
The next big adventure is gonna be Iceland with my girlfriend, Whitney who is also a photographer. We've always wanted to go and when we started dating she invited me along to an existing trip. Without hesitation, I booked the seat next to her. Both being photographers, it's gonna be a very busy trip as you could imagine. The wild landscapes and unique features are exactly what draws myself and her to these places that inspire us.
Austin 's Favorite Climbing Meals
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Austin 's meal preparation hacks
I like to share my food a lot, so sometimes what I'll do is mix a couple different packets into one big scramble and do a potluck style out of the back of the Tacoma. I always have a big thing of Sriracha in the truck as well, just to give things like the omelet just a little more spice, as well as garlic powder in some meals occasionally.