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Les fleurs du spleen

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 22 July 2015 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Cerknica - In town (Primorsko-Notranjska), Slovenia

En Europe Centrale, on tentait de s'écarter chaque jour un peu plus du communisme passé. Et pourtant, des fleurs rouges se baladaient toujours sur des balcons en béton de l'administration locale, saluant avec ferveur les gens qui passaient par là ; et la lampe ronde, polie par des années de laisser-aller, qui était allumée, n'éclairait rien de plus que le dessus de la porte. Je me rassurais du fait qu'à l'Est de chez nous, les tournants de l'Histoire se prenaient toujours avec délicatesse.

In Central Europe, one keeps trying to everyday take its distance from the past communism. And still, red flowers were still wandering on the concrete balconies of the local administration buildings, warmly saluting the people who were passing by. And the round light, polished by the years, that was lit, was only lighting the top of the door. I was reassured that when going East, History was taking smoother turns.

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.