Moon Games by French landscape astrophotographer, Laurent Laveder. Using just simple props, Laveder shows us that with a little imagination, the moon can be more than simply what it is. He has made the moon (a satellite that is so far away that most people will never in a lifetime get to interact with) appear as a tangible object through everyday actions. I really enjoy how playful and simple he has made this concept and how beautifully it has transpired.
Playing basketball with the Moon
A bit of the Moon is missing
I would really have liked to see a variation of this image with the model posing with a cheese knife and have crackers and be titled. 'Does it really taste like cheese?'
Sabine is reading, lighting by the Moon
How big is the Moon?
The Moon in a wheelbarrow
The above images are some of my favourite. You can view the rest of the Moon Games series here.
Laveder, whose work has appeared on NASA sites and astronomy magazines, has also published his collection in a small book 'The Bigger small book about the Moon!' which you can order here.
Sadly, this book is in French only, as Laveder states "because it's really hard to translate poetry!" Laveder asked 19 authors to choose a picture each among a selection of photos. Then they had to write a short text in the style they wanted. Finally, Sabine (Laveder's girlfriend, with whom he conceives these Moon games, and the woman in the pictures), who is a graphic artist, has transformed the texts to calligrams. The different profiles of each author have lead to a great variety for each picture, sometime funny, touching, poetic, sensual, etc.