French photographer Valentin Duciel spends his weekends escaping city life in the countryside of Provence.
Being self-taught and inspired by the lifestyle of the 1960’s and 1970’s, Duciel always carries a film camera with him. In the following images, he takes us with him through a day in his life, in search of freedom and adventure…
05:45am – After a night in the old Canadian tent of my father, at the summit of Mount Ventoux with my friend Alex, we awake to wait for the sunrise.
07:00 – After a good breakfast, my friend Raf joins me.
10:00 – I take the road through Provence to find Aurelie, in the ‘small Colorado’ (Roussillon).
15:00 – After an improvised meal, a nap on the roof of a van and a few beers, a friend takes us with him in the trunk of his old pick-up.
17:00 – I meet my friend Alex by the river, the same one through which my friend Flo ran naked last summer.
20:00 – I go home, to the city, to my old apartment.
22:00 – With Lou, we go to buy drinks and meet friends…
08:00 – A new day begins. I wake up with my honey, I load a new film in my old camera and go…
All images © Valentin Duciel