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.