Friday, 27 April 2012

Photographer Charles Freger

French photographer Charles Freger is not a fashion photographer. However he likes to take pictures of fantastic costumes, from folk traditions to those of the Queen of Samba parade at Posusje de Caldas a town near Sao Paulo.  
These garments weigh up to 80 pounds and reach up to three and a half meters in height and are quite impossible to wear.
Charles Freger always likes to take his subjects away from the context of the human event they are involved with and place them instead in isolation in the landscape. Last year I had the opportunity to watch this artist at work photographing The Burry Man of South Queensferry for his book Wilder Mann about folk traditions of Europe. It has some incredible costumes and certainly is food for the imagination of anyone involved in fashion.

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