Did you ever have the feeling that you were being watched, only to look around and see that the only thing standing nearby is a postbox? Or maybe you’ve contemplated just what the skyscraper next door would look like as a businessman having a cup of tea.
Or perhaps none of these thoughts have ever popped into your head—not to worry, artist Sandrine Estrade Boulet has enough imagination to spare. Calling herself a “hallucinatrist” she takes reality and adds in a splash of animation.
According to a recent report by Meg Miller at Co.Design, Boulet blends photography and illustration to create a cast of characters out of the London streets and skyline that are now the focus of her exhibit, “Londovisions” in London’s KK Outlet
Boulet’s visions offer a fresh perspective on the familiar, from everyday objects to the drudgery of the daily commute to a city’s well-known historical landmarks (Big Ben? I think you mean Alice in Londonland). It’s an exercise in noticing, and for city dwellers especially, it’s a nice reminder to enjoy a city’s quirky charms before it becomes too routine.
Based in Paris, Boulet’s website notes that:
“Her work is deliberately eclectic. Mix of
photography, illustration, urban art and in
situ works…in weightlessness in a
dimension between dream and reality.”
In addition to her work in galleries, Boulet’s lighthearted works have also been featured in Sephora ads, according to her agents at Bookmaker.