Alexandre Bassard’s photographs, influenced by Renaissance paintings, are visions of surreal scenes. Inspired by the American dream, Bassard aims at telling the story of his characters with a flair for the dramatic. Through his photography, he depicts the pursuit of glory in a melancholic way. He explores the paradoxical standoff between dream and reality in a chaotic and ever-changing world. His saturated colors, 3D integrations, and theatrical poses flirt with excessiveness and welcome the drama with open arms while playing with the notion of kitsch in contemporary ways.