Oslo to Beirut: Sébastian Dahl's hitchhiking journey across Europe

In the media-saturated world we live in today the “caps-lock headlines with bright colour are only creating fear and skepticism,” according to Oslo-based French photographer Sébastian Dahl. This in part was inspiration for an epic hitchhiking journey that took him from Oslo to Beirut, Lebanon back in 2012. Over 3 months, Sébastian documented his time on the road with not much other than a camera and some travel essentials, hitching in a total of 112 vehicles and “improcouching” in kind strangers’ homes along the way. He hopes that by sharing his experience that he can cast a positive light on this sometimes-skeptical mode of travel.

So in timing with his exhibition at Cyan gallery this month, I spoke to the 27-year-old about his journey...
 

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Photo: Sébastian Dahl

Photo: Sébastian Dahl