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Bulgaria On New Year’s Day men cover themselves with goatskins to impersonate the Kukeri, who both embody and chase away evil spirits. In the past they’d brush against women to bestow fertility (via Europe’s Wild Men

Smultronstället (« Wilder Mann ou la figure du sauvage » de Charles Fréger, éd. Thames & Hudson, avril 2012)

Great pagan costumes photographed by Charles Fréger (from his 'Wilder Mann' series)


Photo series on traditional wild man costumes by Charles Fregér



Mende person wearing costume of female demon "Sowei", Sierra Leone © Charles & Josette Lenars


French photographer Charles Fréger invites us on a journey to meet the Wilder Mann of a tribal Europe.

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It can be a shock when the sun comes up and the headbands are out, the last season top knot is out and beside you is something from planet of the apes 🦍 Guys, home hair care is as important f…

Wilder Mann 51, Wilder Mann , 2010 © Charles Fréger

Charles Fréger, photographer, has been establishing a large series of portraits about several communities in the world.


Wilder Mann by Charles Freger - Costumes of Still-Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe


French photographer Charles Fréger is in search of adventure — adventures in costumery. For his ongoing Wilder Mann portrait series


thephotoregistry: “Careto de Lazarim, from Wilder Mann, Charles Fréger ”