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.
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.
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.
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