Empire!

There's a first for everything. I came home from L.A. with only two purchases. A $10 ring (which I might have already lost) and Charles Fréger’s amazing book, Empire. The portraits show the individuality of men (and a few women) dressed in uniform, the garb that, by definition, kicks individuality in the face. (All photos by Charles Fréger)

(Above: Arma dei Carabinieri, is the national uniformed police force of Italy)


Norway

Sweden



Greece

Sweden

11 comments

  1. Love the pics of the noble steeds and their riders!

    L.

  2. Joanne says:

    Cool pics! I like their helmets and clothes! :)

  3. wow, those images are brilliant

  4. fantastic.. thanks for the heads up..

    -tyler

  5. Yoli says:

    I absolutely love these images.

  6. wsck says:

    Hi Hollister, so glad you like the book and stopped into our shop to buy it! I was so excited when I saw your name on the weekend receipts. I'm a big fan.
    Whitney Cook Kaplan
    Arcana: Books on the Arts

  7. Love these images ... they look so stoic !

  8. TRAVIS says:

    Awesome find - I think I would have enjoyed this even as a kid. I'm going to have to get the book myself.

  9. Sweet Mother of Jefferson Davis- these images are amazing! Hmmmm, something to consider for Wed nights event! x

  10. dulci says:

    love a man in uniform

    http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

  11. rose may says:

    Those are amazing photos. The clothes are so cool. What a beautiful site you have. Thanks for posting.
    RSA