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02_The Map.jpg
03_Silver.jpg
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20_Wrecking Yard.jpg
I Got Revenge master.jpg
19_Ephemera.jpg
15_Smoke Break.jpg
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35_Old Seattle Dump.jpg
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14_A Hunt on Overlook Mt.jpg
12_Tom Sawyer's Gang.jpg
17_Dump Dolls.jpg
25_High Tide.jpg
11_Spade.jpg
29_Gold Hunt, Vashon Island.jpg
10_68 Buick Electra.jpg
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06_The Find.jpg
21_Treasure Trove.jpg
 Riley grew up in rural eastern Washington. As a child he read Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and decided he wanted to be like those mythical boys. He wanted a life full of treasure and adventure. Riley got his first metal detector when he was eleven and continues to seek treasure to this day. In my project,  Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting , I followed Riley out on his hunts and photographed the objects he collected. I pushed the line between documentary and fantasy as I looked at the objects he found, the characters he embodied and the mythology and history of the treasure hunting persona.

Riley grew up in rural eastern Washington. As a child he read Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and decided he wanted to be like those mythical boys. He wanted a life full of treasure and adventure. Riley got his first metal detector when he was eleven and continues to seek treasure to this day. In my project, Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, I followed Riley out on his hunts and photographed the objects he collected. I pushed the line between documentary and fantasy as I looked at the objects he found, the characters he embodied and the mythology and history of the treasure hunting persona.

04_The Treasure Hunter.jpg
23_Dead Horse Bay.jpg
02_The Map.jpg
03_Silver.jpg
18_Sorting Change.jpg
20_Wrecking Yard.jpg
I Got Revenge master.jpg
19_Ephemera.jpg
15_Smoke Break.jpg
32_Along the Duwamish.jpg
35_Old Seattle Dump.jpg
07_Metal Detecting SV.jpg
14_A Hunt on Overlook Mt.jpg
12_Tom Sawyer's Gang.jpg
17_Dump Dolls.jpg
25_High Tide.jpg
11_Spade.jpg
29_Gold Hunt, Vashon Island.jpg
10_68 Buick Electra.jpg
05_Dump Digging.jpg
06_The Find.jpg
21_Treasure Trove.jpg
 Riley grew up in rural eastern Washington. As a child he read Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and decided he wanted to be like those mythical boys. He wanted a life full of treasure and adventure. Riley got his first metal detector when he was eleven and continues to seek treasure to this day. In my project,  Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting , I followed Riley out on his hunts and photographed the objects he collected. I pushed the line between documentary and fantasy as I looked at the objects he found, the characters he embodied and the mythology and history of the treasure hunting persona.

Riley grew up in rural eastern Washington. As a child he read Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and decided he wanted to be like those mythical boys. He wanted a life full of treasure and adventure. Riley got his first metal detector when he was eleven and continues to seek treasure to this day. In my project, Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, I followed Riley out on his hunts and photographed the objects he collected. I pushed the line between documentary and fantasy as I looked at the objects he found, the characters he embodied and the mythology and history of the treasure hunting persona.

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