Another Space & Time
The desert is magnetic to me for reasons I can’t convey or even really make sense of, it’s so much more than any one thing, it's more about a feeling than anything else. I first ended up in the desert accidentally and immediately made it my mission to come back as soon as possible. Fascinated by the people I’d met on my first brief visit I decided to return with the biggest of questions: The meaning of Life.
The American desert is a microcosm of American counter culture, I wanted to know what brought these rich colourful characters to congregate here, lit up against it’s sparse run down backdrop.
I knew for a question as big as the meaning of life I had to go to a place where people weren’t bombarded by the influences of modern society, personalities big enough to form their own attitudes, rather than regurgitate the opinions of others.
“The amount of spending the average person does is so unbelievable and the freedom they could have if they didn’t consume like that is really amazing, if they only understood that all those things that they think they have to have are what’s steeling their freedom.”
“I walked away from my home, and all my stuff that was in my home. I threw everything that I thought I’d need in my pickup and left everything else behind”
“I should warn you- don’t stay here too long, it’s actually some kind of a vortex, you think you can leave but it will suck you back, it’s like a seduction”
"THE UNEXPLAINED IS ONLY UNEXPLAINED UNTIL IT'S EXPERIENCED"
“It’s probably a rare thing, here or on the outside world finds any purpose at all, it’s certainly took me long enough”
“we might be the Aliens Antfarm - i don’t know”