MOON GAMES – THE ICONIC LAURENT LAVEDER PLAYS WITH THE MOON

In his iconic series of photos titled ‘Moon Games’, French photographer Laurent Laveder has subjects play with a rising moon, effectively tansforming it into a balloon, a painting, and even a scoop of an ice cream. The dreamlike photos have been turned into a calendar and a (French-only) book of poetry as well as a few other objects.

TO GREATER HEIGHTS!
SCALED THE MOON!
SNACK TIME!
9:00 PM TO BE PRECISE!
I TURNED THE LAMP ON!

It is a series of whimsical and playful photographs which use the moon as a prop in imaginative landscapes. ‘Moon Games’ is an iconic collection of images comprising an outdoor setting and a few, humble materials. making use of either full, half or crescent moons, Laveder arranges a human subject to interact with the ephemeral and ever changing scene in the sky, positioning the model so that an interplay exchanges between the natural panorama and the mortal counterpart.

GOTCHA!
THE BALLOON SPREADS HAPPINESS!
GOTTA TRIM THAT EXTRA LEAF!
ALMOST DONE! A NICE WARM SHADE!
NOT HEAVY AT ALL!
HERE I GO!

The dream-like layouts transform the floating celestial body into an unexpected object, playing with the reality of the scene and bringing a spirited sense of curiosity to the vista.

IS IT AN ILLUSION?
WHERE DO I HANG IT?
CUT THE TAIL!
WHERE’S THE REST OF THE MOON!
THAT IS HOW I ROLL!
BYE BYE!

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