The magazine of the photo-essay
April/May 2019 back issue
Flying Houses
“A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous!” Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film maker
by Laurent Chéhère
The Flying Houses are a surrealistic and poetic vision of old Paris, inspired by Jules Verne, Hayao Miyazaki, Moebius, Wim Wenders, Federico Fellini, Serge Gainsbourg, and more. The series raises diverse subjects like urbanism, architecture, cinema, pop culture, street art, and history. Employing traditional photography and digital manipulation, the series elevates architecture to a new level. The artist takes a variety of residential structures out of their defining neighbourhood backdrops. The images are photomontages of hundred of elements, captured and assembled afterward like a puzzle. Floating amidst the clouds, like kites, the houses tell about the life, the dreams, and the hopes of their inhabitants. “If they could tell us what they know, what they have seen and heard. If they could
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