Karine Laval makes psychedelic dreamscapes
of light and color that look like Instagram
magic, but, in fact, rely on clever analog tricks to create effects and
textures that digital filters simply cannot match.
To create the images in her ongoing series Heterotopia, Laval relied on various tricks like illuminating plants with strobe lights and radically cropping images to make the subject unrecognizable. Laval also used a
variety of cameras to create a range of effects and textures while
shooting reflections in mirrors, on tinted Mylar, and curved glass.