Portraits of Gods and Beasts
Remi Chapeaublanc is quite the rugged individualist.
He’s the French photographer who set out solo to traverse Mongolia astride a motorcycle for 17,000 miles, carting camera equipment along with his food, tent, and toothbrush to go find himself amid the primitive wilderness.
The renowned photographer stumbled upon a wild and sparsely inhabited place where men and animals are mutually dependent on each other for survival. He returned back to his native Paris four months later, capturing many unique and wonderful images.
Chapeaublanc is known for distilling an enigmatic environment down to the basic two fundamentals: its people and its animals. His raw portraits, made outside the studio, leave the viewer to judge the man, the animal, and the divine.
By exploring their rugged visual relationship, Chapeaublanc marries portraiture with documentary to create striking images that are so beautiful, so sparse, so real, you’ll swear you can still hear the wind whistling through the barren Mongol wilderness.
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