Matthieu Litt is a Belgium based photographer, mainly working on personal projects.
He received his BA in graphic design and photography from St Luc in Liège.
He's 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.
These photographs were taken in the remote region of Faristan where horses hold a special place in the local culture. 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. This series is a subjective and personal vision on the landscape and inhabitants of this part of the world. I tried to convey the sense of place and distance in my images. 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.
- Matthieu Litt