"It demonstrates a conflict between a man and a woman as well as the outer and inner expression of human nature. Their inner selves are executed in the form of transparent children, who are holding out their hands through the grating. As it’s getting dark (night falls) the children start to shine. This shining is a symbol of purity and sincerity that brings people together and gives a chance of making up when the dark time arrives.” —#AlexanderMilov (artist) #LOVE
During a city trip in Antwerp we stumbled upon this enchanting exhibition at the FotoMuseum showcasing the work of French photographer Charles Fréger. Fréger travelled through different regions of Europe while documenting rural rituals which we all imagined extinct. In his images we encounter rural craftsmanship, a connection to nature and the expression of masculinity. We could never have imagined that these colorful, yet somewhat austere, traditions are still practiced and passed on.