James Campbell

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2, 1987
United States
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2, 1987 (age 34)
United States


Photographer who is known for traveling and documenting his experiences while living in a VW wagon. He is best known for his book documenting the experience entitled "Orange is Optimism."

Before Fame

In the summer of 2007, he first saw the bus and fell in love. He then began his journey traveling in 2012 living in the bus with Kit Whistler. Since he began, he continues to photograph the experiences and post them to his Instagram where people can continue along on the journey with him. 


In addition to his photography on Instagram, he began an accompanying blog called Idle Theory Bus which features in addition to photography, drawings, writings, and other artistic endeavors that retain the same aesthetic and style of his photography. 

Family Life

He married Kit Whistler who accompanies him on the bus and documents her own experiences traveling as well. 

Associated With

Brendan North is another photographer who gained a significant following on Instagram.