Images from Benoit Paillé’s (b. 1984)Visions series consider artifice and natural life in juxtaposition. It offers a direct dialogue with the landscape, and deals with perception and memory. Deeply cinematic and conceptually provocative, each piece builds a sense of narrative, highlighting the subjectivity of the lens. The series creates a painterly effect, with deep, poignant shadows and textural consideration. Light filters through small windows and emerges from clouds, softly offering unexpected focal points. Meanwhile, darkened skylines loom, with backyards and car parks filled with a sense of despondency. Paillé’s practice is centred upon a renewed understanding of sight; personal emotions, belief systems and sensory journeys all become part of the emerging composition. Overall, the photographs “document an altered state of mind” and offer portraits of life influenced by buried psychologies.