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Les pavés flottants

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 23 October 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Amsterdam - On the canals (Noord-Holland), The Netherlands

Les pavés avaient reçu les poids du temps, ils s'érodaient, se fendaient, mais sympathisaient de douceur avec les pneumatiques des bicyclettes. Le soleil avait empli les rues d'Amsterdam, le pavé rayonnait ; il se prenait pour le roi Soleil. Les ombres prenaient de l'ampleur et faisait de l'ombre aux pavés. On n'est jamais seul. C'est quand on se révèle au plus fort de soi qu'on rencontre les plus forts amis de route. Et c'est ainsi qu'on grandit.

The pavement had received the weights of the time, they were eroding, fissuring, but always had this sweet time with the tires of the bikes. The sun had filled up the streets of Amsterdam, the pavement was shining; it was playing the king Sun. Shadows were taking more space too, and were making shades to the pavement. We are never alone. That's when you reveal yourself to higher levels that you meet the strong friends. On the road, that's how we grow up.

From inside cultures, people and countries, Léon wants to reflect the world as it is. With and without lines, Léon tries not to lie about what he sees and lets know what people express, and what landscapes tell. Photographic work processed with films (Ilford HP5, XP2, FP4, Pan 100 & Pan 50, Portra 800, 400 & 160, Velvia 100 & 50, Sensia 100, Ektar 100, APX 100, Fomapan 200, Tri-X 400, Rolleï 400, BW400CN & Superia 400) by Nikkormat FS, 1968 & Praktica MTL5, 1984.