Edi Chen

Photo Manipulations of Building Facades Imagine a Strange Future


Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy‘s photographs make us feel like we’re living in an episode of The Truman Show, where everything is simulated and nothing is real. The French artist, who we first discovered on website Booooooom, digitally alters images of architecture, leaving only the exterior facade of the building for us to puzzle over. From the artist:

The façade is literally the first thing one sees of a building, as its surface. It can be imposing, superficial but can also suggest safety… I walk through the streets with those questions in mind: what will happen if we stick to that first vision? If the daily life of “The Other” was only a scenery? This series thus offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, where looks are the only refuge.

Gaudrillot-Roy’s technique creates a strange alternate reality that could be part of a Hollywood sound stage, an existential nightmare, or a vision of our overpopulated future, depending on your mindset at the time. Take a closer look in our gallery below.

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