FRENCH FILMMAKER Mathieu Le Lay grew up and lives in France. Although his native land is beautiful and diverse, it lacks what only North America can provide: wide open spaces.

The American West is where Le Lay decided to seek solitude and fulfill his love for the great outdoors. During his six-week backpacking adventure across Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Washington, he captured the beauty and uniqueness of these places in the following images and one film: American Loneliness.

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Emerald Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Glacier National Park, Montana

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Glacier National Park, Montana

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Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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Rising sun in Glacier National Park, Montana

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Trego, Montana

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Glacier National Park, Montana

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Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington

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Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

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Trego, Montana

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Marysville Ghost Town, Montana

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Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

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