Photographer Shantanu Starick has been traveling the world for the past two years as part of a project he calls The Pixel Trade. In exchange for food, a place to sleep, and a ride to his next destination, Shantanu snaps photos of his hosts and their creative projects.
"I have been living this nomadic life for over two years and have met some incredible people and had some amazing experiences, all without spending any money," he says. "Hopefully through The Pixel Trade, I will be able to inspire others to start thinking about the world and people around them in terms of their attributes, not their wallets."
I have to say, in all my years of Internet trawling, this is one the coolest ideas I've come across yet. Follow Shantanu's journey at The Pixel Trade, here.
All images by Shantanu Starick.