Train Hoppers by Mike Brodie

After a cross-country journey that spanned years, Brodie abruptly stopped train-hopping and snapping photographs in 2009. With gallery shows, awards, and national recognition under his belt, the fame-shy photographer entered a full-time program to become a diesel mechanic. Now, at the age of 29, Brodie works in Oakland, California as a mobile diesel mechanic. Although he no longer takes photos, the self-identified “railroader” has forever left his mark on American travel photography with his iconic series A Period of Juvenile Prosperity.