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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 21 February 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Bromarv - Field along Kyrkviken (Uusimaa), Finland

Se perdre dans le sillon des roues mécaniques, c'est ce que l'Homme s'est imposé à la vue des besoins modernes. Il a ainsi perdu la relation avec sa terre et, par essence, celle avec lui-même. A droite ou à gauche ? Peu importait, le champ de quelques hectares serait labouré dans la journée. Vivre dans notre temps, c'est apprendre à ne plus se soucier du détail, c'est apprendre à perdre patience. Vivre dans notre monde, c'est perdre le regard vagabond ; la beauté de ce regard qui fait vivre la symbiose aléatoire.

To lose ourselves in the furrow of the mechanical wheels, that is what mankind had imposed to itself when seeing the modern needs. It therefore lost the relationship with its soil and, by essence, the relationship with itself. To the right or to the left? It didn't matter, the field would be plowed within the day. Living in our time means learning to not care about the detail, it means learning to lose patience. Living in our world means to lose the roving look; the beauty of this look that make the random symbioses live.

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.