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    A result of photographer Charles Freger’s months traveling in Europe researching costumes and customs. “More than actual carnivals or folklore, what I was trying to represent was the community of men. Rather than offer an anthropologists report on these disguises, the idea is to pay homage to the beauty of these living sculptures spawned by rituals that remain vital." In a very civil way, he reminds us of the animal within.

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A result of photographer Charles Freger’s months traveling in Europe researching costumes and customs. “More than actual carnivals or folklore, what I was trying to represent was the community of men. Rather than offer an anthropologists report on these disguises, the idea is to pay homage to the beauty of these living sculptures spawned by rituals that remain vital." In a very civil way, he reminds us of the animal within.

A result of photographer Charles Freger’s months traveling in Europe researching costumes and customs. “More than actual carnivals or folklore, what I was trying to represent was the community of men. Rather than offer an anthropologists report on these disguises, the idea is to pay homage to the beauty of these living sculptures spawned by rituals that remain vital." In a very civil way, he reminds us of the animal within.

The result of photographer Charles Freger’s months traveling in Europe researching costumes and customs: From Le Monde De Hermes, the biannual art magazine put out by Hermes.

Wilder Mann by Charles Fréger - one of the most fascinating photography projects I've seen in a while

Charles Freger - Wilder Mann photo series

from Charles Fréger's amazing "Wilder Mann"...i thought this was a mock cultural anthropology art project at first, but these are all real, traditional get-ups for european festivals, etc...fantastically creative and creepy

Charles Freger - Wilder Mann photo series

Charles Fréger, from the series Wilder-men, 2010

Wilder Mann 31, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger - www.charlesfreger...