I was captivated by this dream-like photo series, Reflexion Autour du Bassin (Reflection Around the Basin) by Alain Laboile. For me, it's Tim Walker mixed with Tim Burton with a bit of Ryan McGinley thrown in.
The photos seem like storybook illustrations. There's a carefree spirit about each one. It's like taking a trip into the mind of a child and appreciating its many twists and turns.
— Alice Yoo, My Modern Metropolis
Editors' Note: Be sure to see the really wonderful black-and-white family album by the same photographer: La Famille
When you delete images from your digital camera the files are lost forever, not so with film — the mistakes, wrong decisions or bad memories continue to exist somewhere — maybe even gaining a second life in a stranger's collection of discarded photos found by chance or other ways.
In any part of the universe there is a whole universe—Hamlet saw infinite space in a nutshell; William Blake saw a world in a grain of sand, a heaven in a wild flower, eternity in an hour. These photos shimmer with beauty.
These 13 varied projects demonstrate some of the range that photography has to offer—from artful depictions of reality to the further bounds of dreams and fantasy. They were the "most viewed" on LensCulture in 2014. Enjoy!