Hop on the bus Gus

van no. 7 (Francisco's 1988 Ford)

van no. 35 (grizzled old prospector)

van no. 40 (mis-matched safari)

What’s in a car? That’s what photographer Orrin Anderson is wondering. Since March 2008 he’s been taking photos of classic vans in and around his neighborhood of Echo Park, Los Angeles. The vans seem like a unique subject as does his preferable mode of shooting, in his own words, “I prefer the van to be the only vehicle in the shot, and I like to shoot in flat, gray light, which is really only common around here during June gloom, so that limits things a bit.” We’re looking forward to seeing the collection grow.

See the full set and read the full interview.

Photos from Orrin Otherwords.

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Larissa Zimberoff

Larissa Zimberoff is a freelance writer based in New York. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Salon, Millions, NY Observer, Huffington Post and more.