ruben brulat: paths   scenes between man + nature ruben brulat: paths   scenes between man + nature
may 09, 2013

ruben brulat: paths scenes between man + nature

scenes between man + nature – ‘paths’ by ruben brulatracines recherchées, gobi, mongolia, 2012image © ruben brulat



searching for a narrative constructed only by the randomness of the encounter, photographer ruben brulat has traveled from europe to asia by land only, through iraq, iran, on-to afghanistan, tibet until indonesia, japan and mongolia to complete his latest works titled ‘paths’. performing sometimes in welcoming sand, sometimes in the harsh snow, the series of images capture a concurrence between man and nature –as they let themselves go, opening up to their senses.


embracing everything that surrounds them, ‘the bodies of people become friends, performing – not without difficulties – leaving wounds, marks, and souvenirs from a time before heading towards different paths, (after sharing one for a while)’, says brulat. ‘the bodies of these people become a part of the accidental and dramatic landscapes, like the trees, the rocks or the black sands of gunung bromo.’



au temps disparu, bromo, indonesia, 2012image © ruben brulat



flirt, gobi, mongolia, 2012image © ruben brulat



odeurs d’origines, kurodake, japan, 2012image © ruben brulat



au dessous des dessus, bohol, phillipines, 2012image © ruben brulat



emportez nous, altaï, mongolia, 2012image © ruben brulat



rimes irrégulières, kurdistan, iraq, 2011image © ruben brulat



patiences, goreme, turkey, 2011image © ruben brulat



douces brises, kiketi, georgia, 2011image © ruben brulat



commencement retrouvé, lumle, nepal, 2011image © ruben brulat



mouvement, manang, nepal, 2011image © ruben brulat



cimes aux pas subtiles, tilicho, nepal, 2011image © ruben brulat






a map of the travelsimage © ruben brulat

  • wow..what an effort….What a vision….this show….size of man against nature….
    Liked it.

    nicky says:
  • the proportion looks right. i would try, in future framings, to set the human portion of the pictures away of the middle of the final composition (like the second one, on the rainy dunes, personal favorite)
    very nice work though
    thanks for sharing!

    Martin Carmona says:
  • luv it.
    look how tiny we are…

    wan says:

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