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Clocher atemporel

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 26 March 2015 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Helsinki - Central train station (Uusimaa), Finland

Un clocher de béton me faisait face. Et, d'un point de vue plus pratique, me donnait l'heure. Moi, l'homme marginal qui se promenait sans montre - élément atemporel de ce monde -, j'aimais faire le tour de ce pilier d'un autre temps pour observer le détail de ses rides bétonnées et analyser le mouvement syncopé de ses pales d'acier. Chaque jour, la vie recommençait et les mêmes acteurs se faisaient face. Le scénario, lui, s'adaptait à la mouvance des sentiments.

A concrete bell tower was facing me. And, from a more practical point of view, was giving me the time. I, the marginal man who walks without a watch - timeless element of this world -, liked to walk around that pillar coming from another time to observe the details of its concrete wrinkles and analyze the syncopated movement of its steel blades. Everyday, life was waking again and the same actors were facing each other. The scenario, on its end, was adapting to the changes of feelings.

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.