Off-Grid, Chyan Project

Chyan Community, an off-grid lifestyle.

Last year I had the privilege of being invited to the Chyan Community Field to photograph some of the realities of living off-grid. I have been fascinated by the off-grid lifestyle and fantasised about living this way myself. Partially breaking away from the societal pressures of modern life and carving my own way of existing in the modern, western world. With leaving certain conveniences of the 21st century behind, some unexpected (compared to how I currently live) physical work occurs. For example, changing, drying and cleaning a yurt roof. It was amazing to document this process and show some of the harder aspects of this lifestyle. Although it is tiring physical work, friends came together to help and this sense of community was shown that I had never experienced before in my perceived “normal” life.⁠