Strasbourg-based photographer Marc Sommer has created a stunning series of photographs of surreal scenes that combine everyday objects, inventive imagery and a sense of humor.
“As a self-taught photographer, Marc Sommer has been creating his own universe for several years, but without showing any of his pictures to the public until now. He creates a universe where invented objects go alongside characters within staged scenes, often involving his own relatives. Completely brand new, this amazing body of work describes a paradoxical world, filled with fantasy but also with cruel and unexpected humor. Refusing the easy use of Photoshop, the photographer patiently built his composition with a great formal requirement. Highly symbolic, his photographs are like visual parables – deliberately disturbing – about the human condition, fed with the artist’s empathy and irony.”