My beloved and I hitchhiked through both Europe's huge urban cities and remote mountain regions escaping our regular lives into newly alluring but precarious modes of existence, always and ever in search of the persistent though elusive idea of freedom. Along the way we met several individuals who had willingly abandoned their previous hectic modern lives in exchange for the greater autonomy and retreat into the deep wilderness. They have turned their backs on modern civilization and its emphasis on consumerism and productivity, choosing instead the slower, if inconvenient, life that paces itself with nature. For my beloved and I, by abandoning the monotonous security and urban life these people became like unpolished jewels whose horizon is endlessly changing with a new and different sun.
Tim Brown • Anna Colbourne • Hannah Collier • Ryan Fitzpatrick • Alexandra Huggett • Mehak Iftikhar • Sam Neal • Hannah Taylor • Michael Townsend • Gretė Tvarkūnaitė • Chloe Woodhouse •