Matthieu Litt — Horsehead Nebula

Self-published photobook by Matthieu Litt, with images from former Soviet republics


“Over there, there are so many horses that they don’t even bother to name them.
This area of the Faristan, wild, unknown and so fantasied about, is a mix of beauty and harshness, landlocked between the trenches of the mountains.”

“It’s a quest for the sublime, for distance, but also for the imagery and beliefs related to its pursuit.
It’s like making a waking dream come true.

Like catching the feelings of this terrestrial paradise, where the borders are as entangled as the mountain ranges that define them.

It’s a state between imagination and conciseness, between the quest and the sense of already having seen these spaces where the people are forged by their environment.

A hesitation between mirage and the reality of what is appearing on the horizon, probably because we are more open to being surprised.”

Horsehead Nebula

Self-published photobook, first edition 300 copies

128 Pages, 19,5 x 16 cm

Offset printed in 4 colors + Pantone Gold on Condat Matt 110 with inserts in Chromolux 80

Softcover with flaps on black matt 340g paper

Swiss-style sewn binding

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Matthieu Litt — Horsehead Nebula