“What a curious feeling!” said Alice … And so it was indeed: she was now only ten inches high … She felt a little nervous about this; “for it might end, you know,” said Alice to herself, “in my going out altogether, like a candle. I wonder what I should be like then?” And she tried to fancy what the flame of a candle is like after the candle is blown out, for she could not remember ever having seen such a thing. From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.
In a digital world, armchair dreams become reality.
Beteille photographed himself in his living room in front of a white wall. Then he used Photoshop to drop himself into two pictures he had taken in his travels, one of a sky and another of an ocean.
Rauzier is fascinated by racines, which is the French word for roots. That is why he placed the girl beneath his family tree, holding a photograph of his maternal great-grandfather, the realist painter Jules-Alexis Meunier.
If you look closely, you’ll find a number of “Easter eggs”—in this case, hidden genealogical details. The work took many weeks to create, especially the separation of the many irregular and diaphanous branches from the sky.
Grimes is not what you'd call fashion conscious, so when model/actor Alexander Christensen showed up at his shoot with a stylist and a game plan, Grimes was open to their ideas. The stylist and model ended up making a major creative contribution to the shoot.
This photo is one of a series of 12 photographs that Rauzier has created called Les Belles Endormies, or Sleeping Beauties. It was inspired by the novella, House of the Sleeping Beauties, written by Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata (1899 - 1972). The haunting novel is about a brothel where old men pay to watch beautiful young girls sleep. In order to create this immense level of detail, Rauzier shot about ten photos of the carpet, over 20 of the young lady, over 100 of the floor, over 200 of the wall, and over 200 of the picture within the picture.