laurent chéhère's airborne architecture series sees french houses fly laurent chéhère's airborne architecture series sees french houses fly
feb 10, 2015

laurent chéhère's airborne architecture series sees french houses fly

laurent chéhère’s airborne architecture series sees french houses fly
all images © laurent chéhère

 

 

 

french photographer laurent chéhère‘s ongoing ‘flying houses’ series takes cues from his love of cinema and personal wanderings around little-known neighborhoods of his hometown of paris. five, never-before-exhibited images from the series are presented by muriel guépin, NY from now until february 22, 2015, each depicting a dreamlike world of airborne architecture. the whimsical collection — which marry digital manipulation with analog photography — sees buildings, homes, tents and trailers removed from their usual urban and suburban backgrounds and float in the air like weightless balloons.

laurent chehere flying houses
‘rue disparue/ lost street’, 2015

 

 

 

the scenes range from quite realistic to completely surreal. ‘nature morte / still life’ features a zoo-full of animals whimsically floating into the air while ‘max’ sees a typical-looking hotel block hovering in the sky.

laurent chehere flying houses
‘max’

laurent chehere flying houses
‘hotel du lion d’or / hotel of golden lion’

laurent chehere flying houses
‘gainsbourg’

laurent chehere flying houses
‘le voyeur / the peeping tom’

laurent chehere flying houses
‘couscous’

laurent chehere flying houses
‘a vendre / for sale’

laurent chéhère flying french houses
‘trace au mur / on the wall’

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‘nature morte / still life’

laurent chéhère flying french houses
‘cinema’

laurent chéhère flying french houses
‘rouge/red’, 2015

laurent chéhère flying french houses
‘who are you?’, 2014

 

 

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