Thursday, March 29, 2012
Culture x LIFE
Last December, photographer Peter Sutherland and VICE took a trip down to Lake O’Higgins to visit Faustino Barrientos, possibly its most famous living inhabitant. The 81-year old gaucho has lived alone on the shores of the Chilean lake since 1965, in a house constructed off the remains of a shipwrecked fishing vessel. He lives off the land, some livestock and very little modern amenity in self-imposed seclusion. The nearest village sits 25 miles away, entailing a two-day horseback journey over rugged mountain paths that Faustino reluctantly makes for commerce once every couple of years. This Far Out video explores the true story of this inspiring lone ranger in one of the loveliest places on Earth.