With the end of the year approaching, we're starting to get the itchy feet we always get thinking about our next travel excursion. To denote the occasion, let's have a look at these fantastic road photos from Oakland's Nika States, which capture his friends and landscapes in epic fashion.
On what drives his artistic impulse, States said this to I Love That Photo:
Nearly two decades given over to the inability to appreciate my surroundings, and then a slow, happy epiphany – that’s something that influences not just my photography, but also my writing, my circadian rhythm, and the way I interact with people. I also find that the poetry of Derek Walcott and the music of Josh Pyke and Christ Thile have made a real impact on the things I do. A few people I love clued me into the idea that I might be a photographer long before I would ever have admitted to any such aspiration.