Face Of The Day

Dec 23 2012 @ 9:59pm

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David Rosenberg spotlights a series from Lucas Foglia, who "spent four years photographing people who chose to reject modern urban living": 

"People have moved back to the land … because land is affordable and arable," began Foglia. "Because a well-chosen plot will likely have a freshwater spring on it, and because the libertarian philosophy that is ubiquitous in the region gives a person, family or community the freedom to live how they choose."

Foglia mentioned that living off the grid isn't an all-or-nothing venture. "Many (of the subjects) have websites that they update using laptop computers and cellphones that they charge on car batteries or solar panels. They do not wholly reject the modern world. Instead, they step away from it and choose the parts that they want to bring with them."

("Rita and Cora Aiming, Tennessee," from the book A Natural Order by Nazraeli Press)