摄影师Lucas Foglia在Long Island的一座农场里长大,离曼哈顿仅30英里,他父母曾是1960年代回归土地运动的一分子。虽然家园的城市化进程不断加快,多年来,父母却依然过着自给自足的生活。在父母的影响之下,从2006年开始的五年时间里,Lucas Foglia前往美国南部地区拍摄了那些归居田园,自给自足的人们。他们用当地材料建造房屋,从溪水采集水源,食物则由自己种植或猎捕,每天与自然相伴相生,为生活而生活。

Lucas Foglia grew up on a farm on Long Island just 30 miles from Manhattan. His parents were part of the post 1960’s “back to the land movement”. Much of the area surrounding the family home became increasingly urbanised, but his parents continued to strive for selfsufficiency. In 2006 Foglia set off with his camper van and camera and for five years travelled throughout the southeastern States – immersing himself in the lives of people living in remote, often alternative communities. They serve as an intimate portrayal of people who, motivated by environmental concerns, by religious beliefs, and by the global economic recession– build their homes using local materials; obtain their water from nearby springs, and hunt, gather, and grow their own food. In the pictures we see a real joy in the beauty of nature, and yet also the hardships of living in this way.