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    Ruben Brulat: Paths (detail)

Ruben Brulat's Paths series pits nature against the bare human form with striking effect

Posted by James Cartwright,

During a year of international travelling, photographer Ruben Brulat undertook a personal project that saw him inviting strangers to romp naked across the exotic landscapes in which they found themselves – Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet and Indonesia. Stopping passers-by and asking for their participation Ruben amassed a series of images and stories of individuals and couples embracing the landscape with their whole bodies. At times erotic, at others like the result of some fit of reckless abandon the images all paint a picture of humanity at its weakest and most open; exposed to the elements and the whims of their surroundings. This series is reminiscent of John Crawford’s Aerial Nudes which we featured a while back but with less whimsy and more existential questioning.

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    Ruben Brulat: Racines Recherchées

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    Ruben Brulat: Rimes Irrégulières

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    Ruben Brulat: Patiences

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    Ruben Brulat: Au Temps Disparu

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    Ruben Brulat: Douces Brise

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    Ruben Brulat: Odeurs d’Origines

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    Ruben Brulat: Commencement Retrouvé

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    Ruben Brulat: Mouvement

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    Ruben Brulat: Cimes Aux Pas Subtiles

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    Ruben Brulat: Flirt

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    Ruben Brulat: Aux Dessous des Dessus

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    Ruben Brulat: Emportez Nous

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.