All my projects start with long research and work on the Internet. In this case, I searched for any information about people who had left to live alone away from civilization. I searched for notes on travellers' forums, local mass media, and called forestries of sparsely populated areas. This took more than a year. Then, according to the plan, I went on travelling. I made my way to a village near the assumed hermit and sought information from the locals.
Most of the information was false, but still, in two years, I found about fifteen people. I took food with me to motivate the hermits to contact me. After a year of shooting the project, an unpleasant situation happened: I lost all the films, so I had to go around all the heroes for a second time. But in the end, it was good, I was able to focus the visual concept more precisely. For example, there is no sky in the photographs in this series.