In this episode of the Budget Overland Podcast, Benji and I have a great conversation with Erick Huertas
Erick Huertas spent most of his childhood in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. Growing
up in a low-income household, he developed a passion for the arts as a form of
expression early on. Upon graduating High School, Erick enlisted in the United States
Navy as a member of the esteemed Hospital Corps. As he began to travel the world as a young adult, he turned to photography to document his memories and the places he had traveled.
While working as a healthcare worker in the fight against COVID, he purchased a Land
Rover LR3 as a ‘fixer-upper.’ In the summer of 2021. He embarked on the famous
Trans-American Trail, a 5,000-mile dirt road trail from Cape Hatteras, NC to the Oregon
Dunes. Erick spent 86 Days on the road and traveled across 33 states and 13,000 miles
during his westward journey. Documenting his journey in a handwritten journal and
taking photos on his iPhone, he will be featured in “Land Rover Owner International” in
Erick’s moderate success through his trail encouraged him to take photography more
seriously. Erick soon purchased a camera and enrolled in The University of
Washington’s Professional Photography Certificate. Through the Guru Shots Photo
Competitions, he has been featured in 11 exhibitions and three magazines. Currently, he writes for LRO and “Rover Depot” documenting his expeditions. Erick also shoots stock photography for Alamy and iStock, a subsidiary of Getty Images.
Erick hopes to blend his passions of Photography and writing with his passion for
medicine as he aspires to work for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
In addition to being a student of Photography and Nursing, he studies French, German
and Arabic. Erick has a strong belief that language and art are some of the best ways in
connecting across different cultures.
Connect with Erick:
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