Traveling Toaster: Carl Zoch Photography
Photographer Carl Zoch isn’t the type of person who becomes deeply attached to his belongings. But when he sold his things and moved into a Honda Element, the rig naturally grew on him. After all, it was home. Fast forward years later with many adventures and shenanigans in between Zoch and his “Toaster,” which was ultimately totaled beyond repair. It was finally time to bid farewell. With these images, Zoch pays tribute to his loyal Toaster and the many adventures they shared together.
Zoch: Doing laundry on the road typically presents challenges. I like to think of these challenges as opportunities. Here we are making camp for the night in the Sawtooth Mountains after a long mountain bike ride.
I kicked off my life on the road with a month-long canoe trip exploring the Buffalo River in Arkansas. This is a self portrait at sunrise, celebrating the magic of all things coffee!
Moab, Utah, was a frequent destination when traveling through the West. The place is nothing short of awesome—mountain bike trails and rock climbing routes everywhere you look.
Brett Olson curing the desert hunger pains after mountain biking on the Porcupine Rim in Moab.
Searching for home for the night among the mazes of dirt roads in the Sawtooth Range.
Putting the finishing touches on home for the night. We had views of the Sawtooth Mountain Range to our left and our laundry to the right.
With the right tools in your arsenal, you can work from “home” pretty much anywhere. Here I am in Yosemite, California.
Yosemite is a home away from home. I took some time to spend a few nights at Upper Cathedral Lake and stayed up most of those nights photographing the stars. This is a long exposure of the North Star above the famous Cathedral Peak.
A late night after-party and jam session at the Mobile Gas Station in Lee Vining, California. Thirty people gather around the Element while Steven Charles plays guitar on the car’s rooftop.
Another tailgate breakfast in the Pacific Northwest. Space was limited in the Honda Element so cooking off of the rear bike rack was always a reliable go-to.