There is something utterly fascinating and intriguing about the past and in particular for me, ancient times.
This amazing photographic series by Leo Caillard makes that lost world seem so much more unrestricted to us. Those incredible statues you encounter now in museums of larger than life humans and Gods, of people that once walked on the same earth as ours, have always felt so alien to me. But now, dressed to impress, actually feel like distant relatives. The clever incorporation of some modern day threads gently ease their imposing steadfast stances to something less commanding, vulnerable and dare I say, human even. And then there is their poses itself, which I know at some point or another I've come across one or two of these fine carvings and wondered about their ambitious choice of artificial positions. I mean who the hell actually stands around in such a way? But when you dress them up in 'hipster' ensembles and pieces, these once perceived unnatural mannerisms become ordinary. Normal even. These guys could now easily be someone you pass on the street. Even be seated adjacent to on the bus, or they could even be hanging at your local cafe, waiting in line to be served, just like to rest of us.
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