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Au pays des merveilles

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 22 February 2015 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Bromarv - On the way from Kyrkviken (Uusimaa), Finland

Sur le chemin qui menait des fjords à la forêt luxuriante, Alice s'était pointée devant moi. Avec ses manies de petites filles et ses champignons magiques, les arbres semblaient avoir pris de l'âge entre le moment où j'atteignais la côte du fjord et le moment où je retraversais la forêt aux milles couleurs. Le Printemps sonnait à la porte et je m'étais finalement décidé à aller cogner au terrier de Monsieur Lapin. Je n'étais pas en retard. L'heure, le jour ou la minute restaient des concepts trop abstraits dans le monde merveilleux du temps qui se prend.

On the trail that was leading from the fjords to the luxurious forest, Alice showed up in front of me. With her girly tics and her magic mushrooms, the trees seemed to have taken up age in between the time I reached the fjord's shore and the time I was crossing the thousand-color-forest again. Spring was ringing at the door and I had finally decided to invite myself to knock at Mister Rabbit's burrow. I wasn't late. The time, the day, or the minute were concepts way to abstract for my marvelous world where time is something that is taken.

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.