Laurent Chehere makes houses fly!
French photographer Laurent Chehere is not an ordinary photographer, nor he is content with photographing houses in their natural surroundings. Laurent Chehere photographs houses and makes them fly! It sounds like a scene out of Pixar’s film Up just take away the balloons and swap animation for some seriously believable photo manipulation and ooooh isn’t the result impressive!?
“The aptly titled series Flying Houses takes suburban homes and urban apartment buildings out of their defining neighborhood backdrops and places them floating amidst the clouds.”
Sporting washing lines, window flowers and even one burning building, the inspiration for the suburban town houses comes directly from the 19th and 20th arrondissement of Paris and considering his love of architecture and photography (and flying), you would think that combining them was a straightforward decision.
But it’s not just us getting excited by his clever example of photo manipulation. In June, Laurent won a prize for the project at Dock en Seine City of Fashion and Design and now the Parisian gallery Galerie Paris-Beijing is showcasing his work.
Images credits: Laurent Chehere, Flying Houses.