Scenes from Life: Winner 2010 HSBC Prize for Photography


From “Scenes from Life” by Lucie and Simon, winners of the 2010 HSBC Prize for Photography

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.

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