April 2013, inspired by the photographs of an article found in a travel magazine, we decided it was time to visit Scotland. My wayfaring partner and I took up the challenge of travelling only by hitchhiking … Scotland being a wilderness landscape with fewer inhabitants, you might see no one for kilometers ! When we reached the north of the country, it was snowing with temperatures below zero. Spring was late this year. We hitchiked our way through the country, sometimes waiting hours for a car.

It’s these moments of waiting, wandering, not knowing where we would end up in the next few minutes or hours that inspired me…standing by mountain road, in the outskirts of a fishing town, beside a flowk of sheep or saoked in a dark forest. I photographed every place where we were taken, every place where we were dropped, sometimes through the car’s windows.

These pictures are the astonishement always renewed of being dropped in the middle of nowhere, lost, in the wilderness, with no one else around to contemplate what lay before our eyes. It was a way to travel, see and discover diffently. We drifted away from the classic tours, from the standard places and guided tours where everything is taken care of in a precise arrangement, where you are told when and where to feel. We decided to leave the unforeseen, the beauty of the scenery and the chance encounters guide our travel…