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Stunning photographs appear to show man loading the MOON into his car boot


Going, going…gone! Stunning photographs appear to show man loading the MOON into his car boot in stunt that took two years of planning

  • Incredible images appear to show man loading a moon into the back of his car
  • Photographs were captured by photographer Cris Froese, 41, from Poland 
  • Series of images, entitled ‘Stealing the moon’, took around two years to prepare 


This is the incredible moment a man appeared to seize the moon before loading it into the boot of his car. 

Stunning images captured by photographer Cris Froese, 41, from Poland, appear to show the man use both hands to push the moon into the back of his vehicle while stood on top of a hill.

He then shuts the car boot door and prepares to drive away from the scene – taking the moon with him.

The series of pictures, entitled ‘Stealing the moon’, took around two years to prepare and were captured on a Nikon D750 camera, according to Mr Froese.

Stunning images captured by photographer Cris Froese, 41, from Poland, show the man appear to grab hold of the moon with both hands

The man, who is stood on top of a hill, then appears to push  the moon into the boot of his car

The man, who is stood on top of a hill, then appears to push  the moon into the boot of his car

He said: ‘I planned this picture for around two years before the night they were taken.

‘I didn’t believe that it was going to work as well as it did, but when we got the car – a Subaru Forester – and aligned it with the moon I knew it was going to be something special. 

‘I didn’t have much time to take the pictures and was on the phone with the man in the car so I could tell him what to do. 

‘I had this idea for a long time and was inspired by the places I go and what I could do at each location.’

Mr Froese, who enjoys a style of photography known as magic realism, said while it was difficult to align the car with the moon for the stunt he was happy with how the pictures were received.

He added: ‘I’m very happy that the picture became so popular. 

The images appear to show the man secure the moon into the back of his vehicle at night

The images appear to show the man secure the moon into the back of his vehicle at night

He shuts the boot of his car and prepares to drive away from the scene - taking the moon with him

He shuts the boot of his car and prepares to drive away from the scene – taking the moon with him

‘It was quite difficult to line everything up because of the distance between the camera and the car, which was approximately 650ft. 

‘As it was nighttime, I could barely see the object through the lens which made it very difficult to focus. 

‘Once I had finished shooting, I called my wife Kasia and said ‘honey, I’m coming home, I have the picture for you.’     

Chris Froese, 41, from Poland said it took around two years to prepare the photographs

Chris Froese, 41, from Poland said it took around two years to prepare the photographs

On his website the photographer describes his photography as ‘taking place in the real world but often at unreal times’.

He writes: ‘For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by our neighbourhood. 

‘Even as a child, I liked to go hiking and biking with my friends. 

‘I have never been interested in routes drawn by someone else, in tourism as well as in art and photography. 

‘This is what my work is like. It takes place in the real world, but often at unreal times or in unreal weather conditions. You could say on the border of reality.

‘I never impose limits or restrictions on myself. I do what I feel like doing.’ 

He adds: ‘The most important thing for me is to be in these unusual places, feel into the atmosphere, take a break from everyday life, dream. And then these dreams flow into my work.’ 

In 2019, photographer Diana Badmaeva, was able to capture images of her husband appearing to load the sun into the back of his car in Arshad, Russia.

She said she only had a few minutes to capture the scene due to the speed at which the sun set over the horizon.

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