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French photographer laurent laveder has composed a series of whimsical and playful photographs which use the moon as a prop in imaginative landscapes.

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‘moon games’ is an ongoing 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.

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An example includes a photo (below) in which the industrial framework of a floor lamp sits on the surface of a grassy plane, while a brightly-lit setting sun hovers just above the spot where a glowing light bulb would be placed.


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A second illustration sees a massive moon overhead and the pictured model using her legs to seemingly lift it into the air.

Sabine porte la Lune avec ses piedssource: laurentlaveder.com


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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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Laurent Laveder’s primary occupation is as a landscape astrophotographer and astronomy journalist.

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His photographs have appeared on and international astronomy magazines,and his pet project, “Moon Games” has recently been published as a small book in France.

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Check out the amazing work by Laurent Laveder at his website.

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