Christian Adam: Photographer and Adventurer

He creates breathtaking images while living in a Sprinter: freelance photographer Christian Adam from Santa Barbara, California.

Photographer on the go with a Sprinter van

Christian Adam is an adventurer, an ambitous climber and a professional photographer. Before becoming a freelance photographer, Christian studied photography in Santa Barbara and worked as a photo editor and first assistant for Chris Burkard – a world-renowned Californian photographer. Together with his girlfriend Ayla Arreguin, Christian now partly lives in a converted Sprinter van and travels through the United States. His work focuses on landcapes and outdoor sports.

Fotograf Christian Adam während er fotografiert.

The Sprinter perfectly combines Christian’s passion for photography with the need for mobility: the Sprinter enables Christian to travel to remote places and remain flexible in order to capture interesting light situations.

Camera equipment is safely stored

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, umgebaut für Christian Adam von Townsend Travel Trailers.

Christian appreciates both traveling in the Sprinter and also the ability to easily store his photography gear. His extensive camera equipment is safely stored in a drawer in the Sprinter’s kitchen. “Our van is powered by solar panels. Electricity is essential for me, as a photographer. I need it to power my laptop, camera and anything else in between,“ Christian explains. So nothing stands in the way for a photoshoot between rocks, at wild lakes or in the Californian desert.

Mobile loft from Townsend Travel Trailers

The couple converted the Sprinter in collaboration with Townsend Travel Trailers. Especially high quality wood was used for features such as the interior cladding. The kitchenette with its stainless steel equipment also inspires the two passionate cooks. The material mix transforms the Sprinter into a miniature, mobile loft in which all of the available space is cleverly used. A dining table can be raised up from underneath the removable mattress in the back of the Sprinter.

View outside: Even the computer-generated image shows the exclusive interior of the Sprinter.

Together with Townsend Travel Trailers Christian drafted the Sprinter conversion.

Computer-generated images helped to better plan and execute the conversion.

Removable drawers underneath the bench seats provide storage space. "One of the reasons why we decided to convert the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the high standard of quality. It was a lot of fun to convert a high quality vehicle", explains Christian's girlfriend Ayla.

A climber on White Lines in Donner Summit, California.

Base jumper leaps of Half Dome in Yosemite, California.

Glacier Point in Yosemite Park photography by Christian Adam.

Outdoor woman at the Big Sur coast with backpack.

Glacier Point in Yosemite Park photography by Christian Adam.

Woman standing at Garibaldi Lake at the Panorama Ridge in British Columbia.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in Red Rock Canyon National Park.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van offroad in a forest.

Christian and Ayla met another Sprinter converted from Townsend Travel Trailers in Red Rock Canyon National Park.

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Regardless of what job you have to tackle – the Sprinter will make your day-to-day tasks easier. And even if those tasks are weighty ones, together, you’ll move mountains. Thanks to a host of different variants and over 600 optional features, the Sprinter can meet a wide variety of requirements.

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