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Charles Freger. Wilder Mann Series. Actual pagan costumes and rituals from Europe.
Ancient Pagan Ritual Still Being Practiced Today
Now these are not your average Halloween costumes. For two years, French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout 19 European countries and trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series. What he found was a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal, focusing on the common myth of the “wild man.”
Photographer Captures Surreal Pagan Rituals Still Practiced Today :Charles Fréger From the series Wilder Mann Chaushi, Razlog, Bulgaria, 2010-2011 Inkjet Print © Charles Fréger, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Photographer Charles Freger has traveled through 19 European nations to gather pictures of impressive costumes from pagan rituals that have survived to this day. The series, entitled “Wilder Mann,” inspires images of an older, wilder and more tribal Europe filled with wild beasts, bonfires and pagan gods. Website: charlesfreger.com