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“The people and places depicted in my pictures display various fates which I think should not only be seen at a political level, but more importantly, as daily and immediate experiences,” Read More: www.trueactivist.com...
originally posted by: onequestion
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.
I found this story very fascinating. I'm going to check into this a little and see whereabouts he went because I'd like to know more about the climate. Honestly I'd like to know more about the individual stories. Probably make for a great TV show.
Hey Jesse Ventura maybe you can turn this into a TV show?
originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: onequestion
I'm not curious as to why they want to live as hermits or off of the grid...it's their choice...after seeing the first gentleman in the picture...yes, hygiene was the thing that stuck out the most for me...
Seeing the man with the sheep under his knee does not exactly scream off the grid...the roll of paper towels, bottle of what could be medicine and the other tubed ointments gives me the impression that although he may be off the city grid..he's going back and fourth into town to get supplies...if that's the case is he truly living off of the grid?
originally posted by: OpinionatedB
a reply to: RunForTheHills
I'm curious what off the grid means to people...
Because if it means basic self sufficiency.... not everyone is wealthy enough to go "off the grid" with a well and solar power. Digging a well... I had mine dug, years back and it was over 5,000 dollars. Just for the well and water softening and pumps etc... the land, that cost too, about 1800 per acre.(there is no free land...and that land had no water, no sewage, no house, no not one thing on it, and you had to purchase a quantity for that price) A home, that's money! God forbid solar power! I cant even imagine what that would cost... I'd much rather not have any electric than have to figure out the cost of solar and wind powering for all the modern comforts of life...
There are going to be different levels of self sufficiency, and different opening budgets for that same self sufficiency.
Unless of course we are talking about different things when we say "off the grid" because... not everyone has 50,000 - 250,000 to go "off that grid" Some people work hard just to afford the land, and then go out on it and do all the work, house, lagoon, well.. by hand the best they can.. and live "off the grid" earlier - because rich they are not.
Others are rich, and they go the rich man's route.
Not everyone is the same.. and not everyone is well off enough to afford being "off the grid" in luxury. Though I'm certain everyone might like to... it would be nice. It's just not everyone's reality.