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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 21 April 2016 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Saint-Laurent-sur-Manoire - Abandoned hotel (Dordogne), France

Crénelé de carrés imparfaits, le tissu qui séparait arbitrairement deux mondes identiques avait perdu de sa force dans le manque d’adversité. Malgré l’étendu du béton, armé jusqu’aux dents de lignes blanches maculées de cendre, au loin une porte s’ouvrait sur le monde réel. Là, les herbes folles jubilaient, occupant l’entier espace qui entourait ce microcosme minéral ; le monde artificiel se trouvait désormais esseulé de ses raisons d’être.

Crenellated of imperfect squares, the fabric that was arbitrarily separating two identical worlds had lost strength in the lack of adversity. Although the concrete was spreading, armed to the teeth with white lines stained with ash, a door was further away opening on the real world. There, the wild grass was jubilating, occupying the entire space that was surrounding this mineral microcosm; the artificial world was finding itself alone from its reasons to be.

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.