Southern Hemisphere, Northern Hemisphere: 15,000 km between these two islands.

On one side: Mauritius, situated on the legendary Spice Route, where the Old Occident and the mystical Orient meet.

On the other side: Cuba, in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, halfway between the United States in the north and South America below.

In the morning sweetness, behind the turquoise waters of the lagoons, the softened colours of well-lit architecture. The color we like as a garment on a bare wall. A well-arranged collection of colors aiming at a sensation of harmony. In addition to that, light and shade enlarge the scenery on every side and make us forget the ground.

Colored game on the wall. It could be illustrated, moved forward, backward, changing in front of our eyes.

Finally, there is the isolated figure, alone, standing out of the red or blue of the front walls.

This figure, whose relief is so rich, you see as part of a landscape.

—Aurélien Voldoire

Editors’ note: Aurélien Voldoire is one of the 31 winners and finalists of the LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2015! We are proud to present the work of these photographers who show us why street photography today remains as fresh and vibrant as ever!