What does freedom really mean – as a concept, as something we all seem to aspire?
About fifteen years ago, in her late twenties, my cousin E. chose to live her life as free as possible. She is a shepherd in the French mountains for most of the year and spends the rest of her time riding her horses or driving her camper van towards where ever she feels like going.
La cigale et la fourmi, which lends its title from a famous fable by Jean La Fontaine about a singing grasshopper and a hard-working ant, is a long-term photography/text project containing a vortex of ideas. It is about the metaphorical place where our personal lives and western society collide, about commitment, feasibility and the human need to be seen in a world that continuously seems to move away from us.
La cigale et la fourmi is a work in progress.