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Sous les jupes des filles

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 7 April 2016 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Cascine di Buti - Along the street (Toscana), Italy

Il s’était installé à l’ombre d’un balcon inexistant, pliant lentement de douleur sous les affronts du soleil de midi. Alors que le cuir de sa peau pelait des filaments incolores de pétrole, il restait là, infaillible, devant les assauts répétés de son plus grand ennemi. Au risque de finir défiguré, baignant dans une flaque blanche de son propre sang, il ne manquerait pour rien au monde le plaisir de contempler la vie s’égarer autour de lui pendant qu’il profiterait inlassablement du bonheur d’être sous les jupes des filles.

It has set itself up at the shadow of an unexisting balcony, slowly bending of pain under the assaults of the midday sun. While the leather of its skin was peeling off colorless strings of petrol, it was standing there, never-failing, under the unstoppable assaults of its strongest ennemy. Risking to end up disfigured, bathing in a white puddle of its own blood, it wouldn’t miss for anything in the world the pleasure to contemplate life wandering around while it would endlessly take advantage of the happiness to be under girls’ skirts.

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.