The colors of Tibet : design elements


The colors of Tibet

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Photography is a passion of mine. I’m an avid photographer and also interested in Buddhism. Some days ago I discovered the incredible portfolio of the French photographer Frédéric Lemalet on Creative Roots. I would like to share with you few of his amazing Tibet photographs. Like other young people Frédéric Lemalet travelled the world in search for answers to his questions. These travels made him spend long periods in different places like Alaska, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, China, Nepal… These different travels also braught him to Tibet – a place where he finally finds not only answers to his questions but also people who are living example of what he would like to resemble. “If the Amazonian rain forest represents one of the last lungs of this planet, the Tibetans for me are the most spiritual people and represent a real example for humanity in terms of simple and happy life.” He then decided to spend as much time as he could to understand Tibet and also to immortalize this culture since it is disappiering fast. So he has spend nearly 3 years in Tibet, crossing a country that is 7 times the size of France. Sharing his time between French Alps and Tibet, Frédéric Lemalet also contributed to National Geographic, Le Monde and Geo. At the moments he is working on a couple of books and turning an exhibition in France. During the exhibition photos are on sale and profit is used for culture preservation projects in Tibet. 2 days ago I sent Frédéric an email if I may publish some of his photographs here on Design Elements. He said yes from -30°c in Tibet! Hope you enjoy Tibet and its colors…


33 Kommentare zu “The colors of Tibet”

  1. FAY HART FLORENCE ITALY am 16.01.2011 um 14:04 Uhr 

    oooooooooooooohhh beautiful Thankyou love them alll delicious fayxxx

  2. mada am 16.01.2011 um 14:17 Uhr 

    beautiful photos

  3. Bruce Barone am 16.01.2011 um 15:09 Uhr 

    Thank You for sharing these images!

  4. life ramblings am 16.01.2011 um 15:14 Uhr 

    your photos are truly gorgeous. thanks for the free tour.

  5. Flavio am 16.01.2011 um 15:24 Uhr 

    thanks for these wonderful photos!

  6. Indigo am 16.01.2011 um 15:54 Uhr 

    Very, very nice colours. And very nice blog. I like it. Thanks for your visit on mine:

  7. am-am am 16.01.2011 um 16:24 Uhr 

    Не друга страна, а друг свят…

  8. veronica lee am 16.01.2011 um 16:47 Uhr 

    Awesome pics!! Thanks for sharing this.

  9. Rick Forrestal am 16.01.2011 um 17:18 Uhr 

    Thanks, Maria, for sharing these amazing photos from Tibet. I too am very interested in Buddhism. Love your blog.

  10. Anita Camilla am 16.01.2011 um 17:26 Uhr 

    These picture are great! Have a nice day, Anita Camilla

  11. francine gardner am 16.01.2011 um 18:48 Uhr 

    Stunning photographs!Tibet is truly a magnificent country in its harshness and desolation. Its people are the most resilient i have encountered. I spent time in Tibet (trekked to base camp of mount Everest) china, Nepal, Cashmere and recently returned from a trekking expedition through Buthan. As you, i am on a learning quest of various forms of Buddhism.Tantric Tibetan Buddhism is also practiced in Buthan. i have taken many pictures of my travel through both countries and posted them on my blog, but none are as poignant and beautiful as Frederic’s.

  12. Punctuation Mark am 16.01.2011 um 19:06 Uhr 

    such beautiful photographies!!!

  13. Susana am 16.01.2011 um 19:22 Uhr 

    What an incredible experience it must be to really live a culture like that, spending so much time there…It’s been a wonderful birthday gift to see these photographs! Love them!Thanks ;) !

  14. nannykim/spindlecottage am 16.01.2011 um 20:41 Uhr 

    Oh, so beautiful and interesting. I am reading a book on Tibet right now (slowly…because of my moving and downsizing…got a lot to do). The book is called Seven Years in Tibet and it is a true story. So I enjoyed seeing the pictures!

  15. Recordeau Philippe am 16.01.2011 um 21:56 Uhr 

    Thank you Maria,

    I’am admiring the domestic design in your blog.

    It is elegant at first sight…

    Thank you for stopping by my world …

    Best Regards .

    (Espacially Buddhism universe like this serie of photo.)

    I’am Tea Lover too…

    . PHILIPPE .

  16. Recordeau Philippe am 16.01.2011 um 21:58 Uhr 

    My link; sorry!

  17. Luis Gomez am 17.01.2011 um 03:50 Uhr 

    Thanks for stopping by One Photograph a Day. Yoou are welcome anytime. You too have wonderful images here.

  18. Olya Nikol am 17.01.2011 um 07:04 Uhr 

    Thank you for your comment! Amazing blog you have, best wishes. ~

  19. hila am 17.01.2011 um 09:35 Uhr 

    thank you so much for posting this, there is certainly something incredibly special about these photographs.

  20. Lea am 17.01.2011 um 09:41 Uhr 

    Great photo!

  21. lily riani am 17.01.2011 um 10:49 Uhr 

    Gosh! I am in awe, the work is fantastic and I love your blog too.

    Thanks for dropping by.

  22. shari@little blue deer am 17.01.2011 um 13:04 Uhr 

    These are just gorgeous! I have some far Eastern design accents in my living room, these pictures would go nicely too! XX!

  23. Julie am 17.01.2011 um 13:28 Uhr 

    Oh How beautiful.. stunningly beautiful… this is somewhere I would love to travel one day.. the roof of the world.. I can understand his search for answers to questions we may not have thought of yet.. the eternal angst….

    The colours truly capture my heart.

    Have a lovely week and thanks always for your visits and sweet comments .. ciao xxx Julie

  24. Tereza am 17.01.2011 um 14:51 Uhr 

    These images are gorgeous, Tibet is such a beautiful place and its people are known for their hospitality and kindness.
    I’d love to visit Tibet, who knows.
    Love this post.

  25. Kristin am 17.01.2011 um 15:38 Uhr 

    Hi Maria!!! Lovely images!! I love that you’re into photography. I’m definitely too! Have a beautiful new week!

    Kristin xo

  26. Stacey am 17.01.2011 um 16:16 Uhr 

    Such vivid colours! Beautiful photography-thanks for sharing! XX

  27. George am 17.01.2011 um 20:20 Uhr 

    These are wonderful photographs. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images of Tibet with us.

  28. Brandi am 18.01.2011 um 05:40 Uhr 

    How I dream of going to Tibet someday! I’d like to see that country under its own rule again.

    All of your posts are just amazing. I can’t comment on most of them because I don’t have words. I’m just drooling and swooning away!

  29. mary jo matsumoto am 18.01.2011 um 10:37 Uhr 

    So so beautiful! I have been to dharmsala where I got to meet the dalai lama, but have not yet made it to Bhuton. It’s on my list of things to do!

    xo mary jo

  30. Andrea Gulickx am 19.01.2011 um 11:32 Uhr 

    I Love you pictures from tibet. Beautifull atmosphere and colours.Great blog.

  31. Bine am 22.01.2011 um 00:35 Uhr 

    Schöne Fotos! Ich werde Dir auch einmal einen Link zu einem tollen Fotografen mit tollen Tibet-Fotos schicken, wenn Du magst:-)

    Alles Liebe von Bine

  32. Priscilla Joy am 22.01.2011 um 18:47 Uhr 

    These shots are amazing.
    The colours are so intense.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  33. Laguna Dirt am 31.01.2011 um 17:47 Uhr 

    what gorgeous photos! i can’t wait to show my son (who loves taking photos and was in india last summer) and my daughter who is doing a semester abroad there next fall!! thanks for sharing!! have you seen the fabulous blog, bigbangstudio? (just google that name) she’s an artist living there now. you would like her sensibility and posts!

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