Reine Paradis is a surrealist artist born in France in 1989. She constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a transcendent landscape. Shot in many locations throughout America, her photo series takes the viewer on an introspective journey across a symbolic and chromatic world, exploring reality and the limit of imagination. All the scenes are photographed in real locations, sometimes at great personal risk to Paradis. Once the scene is imagined and visualized in its entirety, Paradis makes sketches and paints the scene to use as a blueprint when photographing the final scene. All the costumes, accessories and sculptures are meticulously designed and prepared according to the initial vision of the scene.
Each image is an adventure and a story in and of itself.