Adrian Chesser’s “The Return”

August 14, 2014

From 2006 to 2012, photographer Adrian Chesser photographed the current generation of nomadic Americans who have chosen to live their lives in the wild unknown between Idaho and California. Chesser captured the high and lows of a group who primarily use their basic instincts of hunter/gatherer to survive and move with the seasons as they see fit. The images in the series capture a drifting lifestyle that appears both difficult and carefree, a way of living that mimics that of the Native American tribes photographed by Edward Curtis. Chesser shows his subjects’ need to disassociate with modern society and the contentment they find from self reliance. 

Did you see our review of Adrian Chesser's book The Return published by Daylight Books?

text by Canbra Hodsdon