Apr 24, 2013 / 8 notes

A Man Among Wilder Mann - Charles Fréger.

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” 

Fréger has taken portraits of people dressed in the get-ups that place them in their own particular cultures and communities: Finnish sailors and synchronized skaters, French students learning to be midwives and chefs, young sumo wrestlers. His pictures are never stiff and anthropological, but instead exemplify a playful reverence toward our places in civilization, whether the subject is a janitor or a doctor.

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.

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