Escape
Project info

I was traveling in search of people who have decided to escape from social life and live all alone in the wilderness, far away from any villages, towns or other people. The majority of my trips were done in Russia.

I grew up in the heart of the big city, but I've always been drawn to wildlife—for me it's a place where I can hide and feel the real me, my true self, out of social context.

I am concerned about the issue of internal freedom in the modern society: how feasible it is, when you're surrounded by a social framework all the time? School, work, family—once in this cycle, you are a prisoner of your own position, and have to do what you're "supposed" to do. You could be pragmatic and strong but perhaps the way out is to become an outcast. Amidst these pressure, how does anyone remain true to themselves?