The Camel Man

Back in the 1980's, Camel Cigarettes had an advertising campaign that profiled a character living a rugged, individualistic lifestyle. I remember being inspired by these ads to the extent that I collected them in a folder. Every so often I would pull them out and spend long periods of time daydreaming of such a life of adventure as captured in the pictures. Looking back, though I never had any desire to smoke, these advertisements really influenced my view of manhood and gave me a defining sense of who I wanted to be and what kind of life I wanted to lead... The Life Adventurous. Here are some examples of the ads... Camel later went on to host their "Camel Trophy" one of the most difficult off road races in the world.