Its a mans world

Its a mans world

A Conde Nast Traveller photographer is to exhibit a collection of portraits of Indian men as part of a season of male-themed art at the Musee Fragonard in Grasse, France.

Martin Morrell turned to photography rather than architectural training in 1994, and by the age of 26 was already well on his way to establishing a major photographic career.

While his work has graced the pages of publications as varied as Vogue and the Wall Street Journal, travel is where Martin’s passion has always been, and in his career he has been regularly commissioned by our photographic department to shoot destinations such as Bali, Burma, France, Zanzibar and many more.

India has featured many times on Martin’s itineraries, and it is from these visits that Martin has curated 17 images for the Musee Fragonard, which owned by the famous Fragonard perfumery.

“India has fascinated me since my first visit in 2001, at the same time serene, charming, chaotic and cruel,” he says. “It’s very difficult to put into words the allure of this country but as anyone who has ever visited will know, once is not enough, you have to go back. You never quite know what’s around the corner in India, and many of the photographs in this series are the result of a moment or split second after I had finished taking a picture of something else, entirely different.”

Visitors to Grasse should note it is also home to Fragonard’s original perfumery factory from 1782. Martin’s ‘Indian Figures’ display will be accompanied by ‘Figures D’Hommes’ (Faces of men) at the museum, which is a collection of portraits of men produced between the 16th and 19th centuries by French, Dutch, English and German artists.

Both exhibitions start on April 5, are free to enter, and run until the end of the year. For more information about the museum and opening times, please click here.

You can see more of Martin’s pictures on here: The Best Beaches in Bali

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