It is hard to reign in your imagination with this series by French photographer Laurent Chehere. Undeniably whimsical and nostalgic to a certain Disney Pixar movie it is. You could interpret this series in a number of ways really. Freedom, misfortune, humour, to name a few. Descriptive words that are all pertinent. For me my brain seems to define and translate these scenes as a mirror, or more like an accurate portrayal of the bitterly unrealistic housing market in Australia. Dreams very much precarious, set alight with passion, crushed with realism. An array of overly inflated pricing which spans across the board. Not even asbestos laden weatherboards in undesirable neighborhoods are safe from it. Those sentimental mid century beauties our parents had the privilege of attaining for their very own has become scarce, leaving acquisition very much up in the air. The great Australian dream of owning an actual house has been reduced to apartment and town house breeding, suburbia mimicking those renowned living standards of New York City. RIP to those infamous backyard barbecue soirees and hangs by the pool; now a given to the lucky few who got in early.

-Sxx
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It is hard to reign in your imagination with this series by French photographer Laurent Chehere. Undeniably whimsical and nostalgic to a certain Disney Pixar movie it is. You could interpret this series in a number of ways really. Freedom, misfortune, humour, to name a few. Descriptive words that are all pertinent. For me my brain seems to define and translate these scenes as a mirror, or more like an accurate portrayal of the bitterly unrealistic housing market in Australia. Dreams very much precarious, set alight with passion, crushed with realism. An array of overly inflated pricing which spans across the board. Not even asbestos laden weatherboards in undesirable neighborhoods are safe from it. Those sentimental mid century beauties our parents had the privilege of attaining for their very own has become scarce, leaving acquisition very much up in the air. The great Australian dream of owning an actual house has been reduced to apartment and town house breeding, suburbia mimicking those renowned living standards of New York City. RIP to those infamous backyard barbecue soirees and hangs by the pool; now a given to the lucky few who got in early.

-Sxx
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  1. Nice photos :)
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  2. Oh wow these are incredible, so damn cool <3

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  3. So creative! And totally reminds me of Disney's Pixar 'UP'. Wonderful post, Sonia! <3

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  4. Such a cool series. Love the one with laundry hanging out and the circus tent!

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  5. I think I liked your words more than the photos. it's a sad position that we are in indeed.

    We are STILL house hunting, it's been months. We are getting places that are so close to what we want, but not everything, and if they are everything we want then the asking price is so astronomically high we could never afford it in a million years. It's a shame :( At least the place we are in now has the location we like, even if it doesn't have the space or back yard we want, so we don't have to move urgently.

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    1. Mica, I feel your pain, I've been TRYING to buy my first home for a good 3 years now. It's unbelievable. At the start I held out because I felt some prices were ridiculous (considering the amount of $$$ needed to renovate it) but now these prices are just astronomical. It's such a joke. I feel like our generation are getting pushed out of the market all together by greedy developers. You got to an auction and straight off the bat the first bid pushes you out of the playing field. It's been so depressing. I don't understand who is paying these prices though, especially in some questionable areas. Don't they realise when the shit hits the fan these properties WILL drop a good 50% in value? I hope it hits sooner rather than later for us Mica. Godspeed. xx

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  6. I never seen anything like this thanks for sharing these amazing photography.

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  7. Wow, love these! So dreamy and fantastic.

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  8. Wow, these are some really nice images! Another reason I should start using photoshop and play with my imagination!

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    1. I for one would love to see what you come up with S xx

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  9. Beautiful images

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  10. Just so brilliant, dear! Love them all! xoxo

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  11. This is really great!

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  12. Just love reading this blog of yours dear!! keep on inspiring readers and bloggers like me sweetie! stay awesome and keep on blogging ♥ ♥

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  13. What a depiction! Art!!!
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  14. They are fantastic while making me a little bit dizzy! Baci,
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  15. This is so pretty! Reminds me of the film UP!

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  16. really amazing photos!! it reminds me of UP!!

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  17. What an unusual artistic vision and you're quite right, it really challenges your perception of reality! Thanks for sharing this series Sonia :)

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  18. how wonderful original xx

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  19. This is absolutely amazing! Makes me think of Disney Pixar's UP! Thanks for the share, really going to look up more of his designs as the quirky appeal is really delightful! :) xo~ Lena
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  20. nice pics!

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  21. Gorgeous photos, what an interesting concept! x

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  22. These are amazing!

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  23. Really incredible photographs and I found your interpretation really insightful. Not something I would have considered before reading your description. Thanks for sharing!

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