Matthieu Paley@paleyphoto

Mostly latergrams, assignments and family • Photographer @natgeo / Commercial @natgeoimagecollection • Homebase Portugal • Fine Art Prints here:

www.paleyprints.com/prints/

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Matthieu Paley

IT'S (ALL) ABOUT TIME! The plan was to launch my Fine Art Print website before Christmas... 2017! In reality, there were just too many images to choose from, too many ideas to consider, too many adventures to take part in... So today, just in time for Christmas 2018 (!), we are thrilled to invite you to explore Paleyprints - please hit the link in my BIO, there are close to 200 images to look at... All design and editing by the amazing @paleyography


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Matthieu Paley

IT'S (ALL) ABOUT TIME! The plan was to launch my Fine Art Print website before Christmas... 2017! In reality, there were just too many images to choose from, too many ideas to consider, too many adventures to take part in... So today, just in time for Christmas 2018 (!), we are thrilled to invite you to explore Paleyprints - please hit the link in my BIO, there are close to 200 images to look at... Design and editing by the amazing @paleyography


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Night crawl in Iran, between trains. Endless possibilities of encounters; the hard workers of the late night shift, in a fragile economy, trying to make ends meet • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. For an upcoming @natgeo story. #irantrain #iranjourney #nightcrawler #traintravel #nightshift #ciaopantin #steelwork #garage


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Hijab advertisement in Yazd bazaar - swipe for living room TV featuring Turkish soap opera below Mecca... Does anyone knows that actress? • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. For an upcoming @natgeo story. #irantrain #iranjourney #faceless #hijab #turkishsoapopera #iranianhospitality #headscarf


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Octogonal watermelon, rest stop / Burning window, Ahvaz, Khuzestan • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. For an upcoming @natgeo story. #watermelon #fountain #floating #floatingwatermelon #burningwindow #ahvaz #irantraveling 🍉 🔥


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Reverie out of Tehran / Enthralled at the restaurant • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. For an upcoming @natgeo story. #irantrain #iranjourney #sleepingtraveller #traintravel #iranlaughter


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Public/private space for sleepless night and swipe for an Iranian #edwardhopper study (?) at the station, Yazd • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. For an upcoming @natgeo story. #irantrain #iranjourney #greencorridor #traintravel #trainstation


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Night wanders between trains, on the edge of Yazd • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. For an upcoming @natgeo story. #towerofsilence #irantrain #iranjourney #silkroad #yazd


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Mustachio and lone eye… A Bakhtiari man on the train approaching Dorud, Lorestan province. A small percentage of Bakhtiari are still nomadic, moving between summer and winter pastures - many have moved to a more sedentary lifestyle. Swipe right for the younger generation: obvious claims or plain fashion?… • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. For an upcoming @natgeo story. #irantrain #iranjourney #traintravel #disobey #opinionated #bakhtiari


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Evening prayer break, a flurry of veils heading to the train station mosque - I seat in the restaurant carriage. Swipe right for the view out back as we made our way to Yazd. • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. For an upcoming @natgeo story. #irantrain #iranjourney #prayerbreak #traintravel


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Am back! • I recently crossed Iran by train. A circular journey shifting between the enclosed space of our compartment and escapes on the edge of cities where the generosity of Iranians would open many doors. Will share a selection for the next few days, from an upcoming story for @natgeo - Here, two ladies wait for the train to the holy city of Mashhad. QUESTION: please swipe right and let me know in the comments which one you like best! #1 or #2 ?? Curious to get your opinion. Thank you for your feedback :)


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“The air so thin and metallic it cuts the lungs.” Paul @outofedenwalk setting up an emergency campsite after a grueling day when we got hit by an early season snow storm, on the Afghan-Pakistan border. Our first night in Pakistan, just below Irshad Pass, 4975m. The next night was spent in a house arrest, interrogated by secret service, because of a mix-up. They were eventually very courteous, even offering us Pashmina shawls before we left: “this is for your wife”. Imagine that... #bestgiftever #pakistanzindabad #lostinastorm #coldnight - PLEASE follow link in my bio to help Paul continue his walk across the world ! On assignment for @natgeo


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