We’ve seen some scary scenes in movies in our time. That barnyard scene in Critters was pretty bad. Then there’s the loose jaw of dead woman scene in The Orphanage. And practically any scene in The Omen (and the sequel) leaves us reaching for the remote control. That said, if there’s one scene from the movies that really messes with our minds, it’s when Dorothy’s house is uprooted by the tornado in The Wizard of Oz. It scares the living daylights out of us.
That’s why we’re looking at Parisian photographer Laurent Chéhère’s incredible pictures of flying houses part in awe, part in sheer horror. We mean, could you ever imagine coming home to find your house had flown off? Is there even an insurance cover for that? It’s like something out of our worst nightmares!
OK, so we go too far. Laurent’s pictures of flying houses are massively impressive. The attention to detail is superb, particularly the image where, if you look closely enough, you can see a ladies legs dangling out of the window. The guy’s clearly got a good sense of humour. Though, people based in tornado zones probably wouldn’t find it so funny…
The Flying Houses project also demonstrates Chéhère’s versatility as a photographer. His award-winning work traditionally focuses on portraiture and obscure landscapes, with all his pictures, including this latest project, showing off Chéhère’s masterful use of colour and tones to create images with real impact. That’s why the likes of Nike, Audi and L’Equipe have all been keen to work with Laurent. He’s a man who is very much in demand!
We’re clearly blown away (sorry, we had to) by Laurent’s Flying Houses, but are you? Check out the pictures below.
For more of Laurent Chehere’s work, visit: www.laurentchehere.com