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
Finalist, LensCulture Earth Awards:
A jumble of flowers seems to float in a sea of liquid color, their images echoed on reflective surfaces —vibrant, blooming metaphors for the overflowing human spirit.
's work blends landscape painting with documentary realism, allowing it to move beyond mere description to something greater. Shibata's photographs show the extent of our creative (and destructive) powers, allowing us to draw our own conclusions about the impact humanity has had on the world.
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