Combining his love for architecture and photography, french photographer Laurent Chehere puts together a project entitled “Flying Houses” that portrays the parisian beauty in a different perspective.
Flying Houses was inspired by the architecture of Paris, the artist takes images of ordinary urban and suburban residents and places them in the skies, creating captivating photographs of buildings that appear to be floating through the air.
“I tried to get these sad houses out of the anonymity of the street, to help them to tell their story, true or fantasized.
Technically, I drew the buildings and afterward, I shot each element such as the roof, walls, windows, graffiti, and even the people—it’s a montage,” explained Chehere.
Laurent Chehere is a french photographer. He likes to explore cities, suburbs, as he likes to explore all field of photography from reportage to conceptual picture.
These flying houses are a combination of his exploration of poor neighborhoods of Paris and inspiration by some movies as “Howl’s castle” of Hayao Miyazaki, “The Red Balloon” of Alber Lamorisse and a lot of influences as Wim Wenders, Federico Fellini and Marcel Carne.
See more of Laurent’s work on his portfolio website and if you are in Paris, you could go and visit the live expo until 25 of December Paris-Beijing Galerie 54 Rue du Vertbois 75003 Paris.