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When screeching city noises and demands from the 9-5 job become too much, most people can only dream of what quiet isolation in the rural countryside could be like. But French photographer Antoine Bruy turned that dream into a reality by hitchhiking across Europe from 2010 to 2013.
The artist wandered through remote mountain regions without any fixed destination or route in mind, but along the way met several individuals who had willingly abandoned hectic city life in exchange for retreat in the deep wilderness. These people sacrificed modern comforts for greater autonomy and freedom, and in result became inspiration to the inquisitive photographer.
originally posted by: EternalSolace
I tend to agree with some of the comments after the article. These do not look like people who chose that life. It looks like people forced into poverty for whatever reason. Granted there is a picture of a solar panel and some other modern comforts, however their faces depict nothing but sadness.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
I think you can live off the grid without going totally caveman, nothing says you can live within a reasonable distance of civilization and use civilization for any needs as long as you can go 100% without.