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Laurent Laveder

One of those anonymous chain emails arrived in our Inbox today, with a subject  line that read “Playing With the Moon”. It’s a series of photo illusions that someone went to great pains to create. It LOOKS LIKE real – not Photoshopped – photos that they made with their kids, out on some beachy dune over several nights/days when the moon was out. The most beautiful ones look like silhouettes and have a strange, curiously old-fashioned magic…

…We were wondering who made them…and where they got the idea…and why…

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Laurent Laveder

…and then we thought “Why not google them and see what we find?”

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Laurent Laveder

One thing led to another and we found a gallery of photos called “Moon Games” on the website of a French photographer named Laurent Laveder. The captions on the photos indicate that he DID make these charming photos with his kids on moonlit nights in France. WHAT a fabulous thing to do.

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Laurent Laveder

In his bio Laurent writes:

“Being a contemplator, I try to capture the beauty of a rising or setting of the Moon, with sometime some contentment.”

That he did, for sure…

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Laurent Laveder

With thanks to Christopher Deatherage and Chai!

5 Responses to moon games

  1. Elizabeth 02.15.2010 at 11:45pm #

    I love these images — and am a bit partial to anything related to the moon. Thank you for posting them. I’m sure my own children will enjoy them as well!

  2. Monique L. 02.16.2010 at 11:04am #

    These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for this blog.

  3. Chai Song 02.17.2010 at 3:17am #

    Glad that Chip (Kit) forwarded ‘playing with the moon’ along to you and that you like it. No need to thank me; I am just a messenger for only tasteful chain mails. I have another one you may like, ‘rice artwork.’ Send me your email to [email protected] and I shall be happy to forward ‘rice artwork’ to you. Or perhaps Chip can forward that to you.

    Thanks for doing research on ‘playing with the moon.’ See I learn something through you.

    Chai

  4. Laurent Laveder 02.17.2010 at 7:51am #

    Hi,
    thank you for these kind words. That’s true, this is not Photoshop composites, but trompes-l’œil. The main character is Sabine, my girlfriend, who create this scene with me (she’s not only the model, but also the co-creator).
    Thanks again. Regards.

  5. sloan 02.17.2010 at 8:52pm #

    amazing photos – thx for sharing!
    love your blog …

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