Inspired by Thoreau’s seminal essay Walking, this series portrays individuals who are attuned to what Thoreau called “the subtle magnetism in the natural world, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”

Thoreau claims that Walkers are born, not made; he recognizes the soul of a Walker is one of an explorer, a seeker of freedom, even a crusader. The individuals in these portraits know their own souls well enough to spend time in places that are close approximations to wilderness, also seen here,  where they may be both nurtured and revitalized. 

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