Photographer Charles Freger focuses much of his work on the celebration of cultural costumes. His website explains: “he takes care to present his subjects in harmony with a place, a time and a community as if to better convince us of our implacable ties to the excesses of appearance and the social aspect of position or status.”
His latest works, titled ‘Wilder Mann’ focus on European Pagan traditions which have survived into the 21st century. Freger traveled through 19 European nations to gather pictures of the impressive, fascinating, and often unnerving costumes used in the modern Pagan ritual. Check out the photographs below.