NOWHERE (Canada and America; 2009)
In the fall of 2009, as the leaves began to die, I took a look around my home town and thought, “there’s just no way I’ll be able to stay here all winter.” With that, I packed a camera and a change of clothes and set out on the open road. There was no plan for the journey. I just knew I needed to ramble and feel the wind in my hair.
After a week, the urgent narrative of everyday life had given way to simple questions of food, shelter and transportation. After a month, the need to run evolved into a desire to grow. By the time I came home, after nearly three months of couches, laundromats, grocery stores, train stations and hitchhiking, I was a stronger person.
Transience can be brought on by many different sets of circumstances. To some, drifting along the periphery of society is a choice; for others it is necessity.
Nowhere is a personal diary of a universal process. We all have moments when we want to run away. This is the story of the time I actually did.