Alexandre Bordereau is a 22-year-old, self-taught French photographer and graphic designer. His recent series, "Sphere," depicts landscapes with floating bubbles in the center, revealing a fish-eye reflection of what we cannot seeâ€”what would be behind the camera of the original image. Although at first glance the spheres seem to merely condense the surrounding landscape into its wide angle, closer observation reveals that they contain a similar yet distinct scenery. They should a reflection of where the photographer would be standing, yet he is absent from the image.
Bordereau's approach to photographing a landscape almost seems like a new take on panoramic photography, revealing a 360-degrees view of a single location. The round masses are also reminiscent of a crystal ball, which reveals a world within that may otherwise have gone unnoticed.
[via My Modern Met]