This photographic series entitled ‘Balance’ by Valentin Fougeray is supposed to create a substantial tension casting doubt on the rea- lity of images. Yet, everything here is real. The objects photographed are formed through a meticulous search for balance. A balance that binds space, color, composition and assembly of matters and materials. The series explores the paradoxical relationship between the two-dimensional character of photo- graphy and its subjects: sometimes transparent, sometimes moving or voluminous.