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