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Series in progress, will be completed in 2023.

Mars will feature a series of 15 photographs total. These surrealist self-portraits showcase Paradis' unique style while introducing a new and vivid world of color. 

Mars will include a series of conceptual mixed-media maquettes that are Paradis’ blueprints for each scene she creates. They are also the first expression of each vision. 



A big part of getting to know Reine Paradis as an artist is seeing how she makes her work. 


During the creation of her new series ‘Mars’, director Carl Lindstrom, who is also Reine's partner in photographing the scenes, follows her from conception to completion on an exciting journey that will take Paradis to extreme lengths in order to create her unique vision. 


This episodic series will cover the way she lives, her background, what it is that drives her and what makes her tick. All while she tackles numerable obstacles that stand in her way — sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much. 


Slated for release after the completion of her exhibition ‘Mars’, with distribution to a worldwide streaming audience.


Behind the scenes video clip (4 mins)

The process to create each image is a fully immersive journey which sometimes takes years to complete — and sometimes puts Paradis in harms way. But it’s her uncompromising resolve to ‘live’ each scene that takes her to the very limit of her ability.  

Like Paradis’ artistic process, the viewer inevitably finds themself walking the line between the world as they know it, and a world where anything is possible.

Below are the first 5 photos that are finished

(there will be 15 photos total)

All the images part of the Mars series will be available in 2 formats

(Archival pigment prints):

Edition of 5: 40 x 28 inches (1 x 0,7 meter)
Edition of 5: 60 x 42 inches (1,5 x 1 meter)


Shot in Palm Springs


Shot in Palm Springs

(Behind the scenes video below)


Shot in Los Angeles


Shot in Palm Springs


Shot in Palm Springs

From there, these maquettes will accompany Paradis as she designs and builds the props, scouts for locations, and frames her final scene. 


Once a maquette is created, Paradis will not deviate from the original vision. 

© 2022 by Reine Paradis