Travel by Trade.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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.

10 comments:

Stefania said...

What a wild/beautiful project! A simple concept brings this person around the world and exposes them to the unknown -- makes me wonder if I could do the same. As always, thanks for sharing this! Your blog is truly a well of inspiration :)

Kathy said...

In Cape Town, there is a community of locals who host home dinners to travelers. The dinner I went to charged a "story" that we each had to share over the meal, with the caveat that it could not be about ourselves. I loved that, and I love this project. It makes me wonder if I could do this, too!

Diana said...

This is so cool! I don't think I could do it myself (i'm a serious type A who needs stability) but what a dream.

Anonymous said...

I'm so inspired! I want to do this!

Mary said...

this is just the coolest.

burntfeather said...

why didn't I think of that! What a super neat idea, I love exchanges like this where everyone wins :)

Shoko said...

Stefania, thank you so much!

Kathy, that is so wonderful. I love that idea.

sw said...

Can't stop looking at the beautiful set of photos here. Somehow each one just stands out! What an eye he has.

girlseeksplace said...

Amazing photos!

Traveller Philippines said...

I like your pictures. You have a great capture.

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