Some people are deciding to leave it all behind. For various reasons — from seeing the effects of modern society on the natural world, to the way people are increasingly connected to electronic devices, or the way the consumerism envelops the fabric of our communities — a number of people are choosing to live a more ‘down to earth’ existence, getting them in touch with the land in older, now forgotten ways.
French photographer Eric Valli spent a number of years with 4 groups of these interesting people, collecting intimate images of their daily lives in the American wilderness that they now call home. The images below - die nemen we dan van zijn website - are from 3 of those groups, each with a varying level of societal connection.
From Eric Valli
"There are growing number of people who have decided to live light on the earth to not be a part of problem any more. I spent the last few years with four of them striving for harmony with nature in the most pristine corners of United States."