In their series, Scenes of Life, the young Franco-German duo Lucie and Simon present moments we’re all familiar with: a breakfast, a nap on the sofa, a swim in a pool. All of the mundane clutter of everyday life is there in abundant and clear detail. What gives the viewer a real jolt of delight, however, is that all of this is seen from directly overhead, looking straight down — a seemingly impossible perspective, especially for the photographs made inside rooms.
This series was awarded the HSBC Prize for Photography in 2010. See and read more in Lens Culture.