Photographer John Feely embarked on a trip to the otherworldly landscapes of Western Mongolia in 2014-2015, randomly picking a dot on the map and leaving the rest of his journey – both outer and inner – to chance.
The visual result is a book entitled “The Outsider”, which captures the harsh landscapes and daily life of the people and communities he encountered along the way. The result is a fascinating, poetic portrait of a part of the world that is often portrayed to be shrouded in isolation and mysticism. Says Feely of his work: “Rather than receiving news from the outside world it seems that a fresh internal experience of life is what truly connects us. No matter the size, a leap outside the comfort of what we know inspires a reduction in the distance between people.”
All images © John Feely