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Wilder Mann series, Charles Freger

Wilder Mann is a project Charles Fréger has worked on for several years now; after picking up on a trend of “wild man” costumes used in traditional ceremonies and pageants, he travelled to eighteen European countries photographing the different iterations in each one. Wilder Mann shows men dressed in shaggy goat skins, prickly twigs, black hoods, fearsome face paint.

From Bansko in Bulgaria, the masked Babugeiri, dressed in goat skins, hold a procession on 1 January. They originally symbolized fertility. Charles Fréger visited 18 European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man. His strange and beautiful photobook, Wilder Mann: the Image of the Savage, explores human fascination with myth, ritual and tradition.

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Charles Fréger "Wilder Mann"

Savage Skirt. $420.00, via Etsy.

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Charles Fréger’s Wilder Photographs Explore Folk Traditions On The Edge Of Wilderness

Stunning image of a grim reaper/Shinigami

i like this image. The fabrics are reminiscent of traditional and historical dessert nomad dress and textiles and yet the sunglasses remind me of a modern, even futuristic 'Mad Max' image of the Nomad. Post-apocalyptic Nomads are an interesting image to explore

We say decaying fine art, but the work of Valerie Hegarty is just so much more. Ravaged paitings, melting canvas, cracked walls, weathered works are all the characteristics of Hegarty's work