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 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.
Matthieu Litt is a Belgium based photographer, focussing on personal projects. In his practice, he is mainly interested in the notion of distance, and how he can visually break and explore it, by blurring the boundaries and landmarks between an image taken in his close surroundings and another from far abroad.