My name is Max Liautaud, I’m a traveler, photographer, and videographer. Born and raised in France, I grew up with a passion for visual storytelling and a deep desire to explore the world. In 2015, I took the decision to shift the direction of my life, and left my country to travel to Asia overland. I created this platform to share the tales and the photographs of that journey.
The Pursuit of the Horizon stands for the relentless and ceaseless yearning to explore what lies beyond the familiar.
THE JOURNEY IN NUMBERS
Before leaving, I set myself a challenge : avoid planes at all cost. Traveling overland gives you the chance to go through regions you wouldn’t necessarily consider visiting, to go off the beaten track and explore countries and cultures in depth.
I had never hitchhiked before this trip, but I always viewed it as the best way to meet locals. And that was the goal of this trip, to connect with people. Hitchhiking is fun, unpredictable, free, and incredibly enriching. And yes, it’s safe!
Having never been to Asia, I felt appealed by the large and mysterious continent. Following the Silk Road, I experienced an extremely wide variety of landscapes and cultures, faiths and traditions, and fell in love with the Asian way of life.
For what it’s worth… it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you’ve never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start over again.