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Namahage Ashizawa, Oga, Akita Prefecture, from photographer Charles Fréger’s new book "Yokainoshima: Island of Monsters", about real performers that dress up as spirits and ghosts for local festivals in Japan

‘Lucifer and little devils,’ Tauplitz, Austria. Photograph by Charles Fréger.   In a recent interview, French photographer Charles Fréger revealed that he has always been fascinated by European tribal traditions. This fascination inspired the well-known artist to travel all around Europe to capture images of people dressed in ritualistic costumes honoring the arrival of winter another other seasonal celebrations.   Fréger began his journey in Austria and to date has photographed stunning…

In just after finishing his European tour of winter masquerades (Wilder Mann), Charles Fréger began a photography project exploring Japan’s mask.

「妖怪の島、ニッポン」 | ナショナルジオグラフィック日本版 : 山形県上山市の加勢鳥(かせどり)。(PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLES FRÉGER)

外国人写真家が撮った「妖怪の島、ニッポン」

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Charles Fréger’s photographs focus on the unforgettable masquerades of Japanese communities celebrating their local spirits.

Yokainoshima | Charles Fréger

YOKAINOSHIMA In just after finishing his European tour of winter masquerades (Wilder Mann), Charles Fréger began a photography project exploring Japan’s

Wilder Mann photographer Charles Fréger book explores ancient traditions of tribal Europe - Photographer Charles Fréger set out to capture the myth of the Wild Man. In 19 European countries over two years, Fréger photographed the rituals of men that celebrate the natural cycles of death, decay and rebirth. Dressing in grasses or straw or as indigenous beasts such as bears or deer, throughout Europe men still carry out the ancient practices of communing with nature.

Wilder Mann photographer Charles Fréger book explores ancient traditions of…

Charles Fréger’s Wilder Mann series documents the costumed, ancient pagan rituals surrounding the winter solstice and the advent of spring.

Day Charles Frégers Wilder Man and rituals away from the shores of albion.

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. “more than actual carnivals or folklore, what I was trying to represent was the community of.

Charles Fréger, dalla serie Wilder Mann, 2010-2011

Photolux 2015- Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia - "Sacro e Profano"

11 Real Pagan Ritual Costumes that put 'The Wicker Man' to Shame

Papua New Guinea - New Ireland island: secret duk-duk ceremony - Tolai people - photo by Rod Eime (c)

Papua New Guinea - New Ireland island / Insel Neu-Mecklenburg - Bismarck Archipelago: secret duk-duk ceremony - Tolai people - photo .

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French photographer Charles Fréger captures the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series : a huge array of pagan rituals, mainly related to the winter solstice and spring renewal

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Photograph by Phyllis Galembo BURKINA FASO An elephant and a bat pose at the Dodo Masquerade in Burkina Faso, an event where children don masks, sing, and dance under a full moon.

Masks and costumes from traditional Japanese Noh theater - Japanese masks 4 by sahua (hiatus) d

Masks and costumes from traditional Japanese Noh theater - Japanese masks 4 by sahua (hiatus) d

Decorative Noh Theatre mask of Ko Omote depicting young beauty lady. Ceramic, gofun furnishing, from 1950's.

Decorative Noh Theatre mask of Ko Omote depicting young beauty lady.

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