From 2010 to 2015 Antoine Bruy hitchhiked across Europe and the United States, with the goal of meeting these men and women who’ve made the radical choice to live far from the cities, breaking with a way of life they often see as being obsessed with the drive for productivity and efficiency whose only outcome is consumption. Without a precise itinerary, and propelled by encounters and chance, in his eyes the trip came to represent a sort of initiation quest, which ultimately resembled the quest undertaken by these families. Eight of these experiences are documented here, each following a rather unique destiny. In this work, Antoine Bruy tried less to explore a political and theoretical depth than an everyday and immediate experience. As such, there’s a certain need for detachment in the face of such images, even if they force us to take a position.
Images par © Antoine Bruy