Friday, May 14, 2010

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:

La Maison Fou said...

Love the pics of the noble steeds and their riders!

L.

Joanne said...

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

BaronessVonVintage said...

wow, those images are brilliant

teal and gold said...

fantastic.. thanks for the heads up..

-tyler

Yoli said...

I absolutely love these images.

wsck said...

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

lisa golightly said...

Love these images ... they look so stoic !

TRAVIS said...

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

Cator Sparks said...

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

dulci said...

love a man in uniform

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rose may said...

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