Moon Games

French photog Laurent Laveder uses props to bring the moon to Earth.

In It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey asks his future wife: “What is it you want, Mary?  You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” While the Moon Games photo series by French photographer Laurent Laveder doesn’t actually give us the moon, he comes pretty close, turning it into a basketball, framing it, and yes, throwing a lasso around it.