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Fatigue animale

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 4 September 2016 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Aurora Mountain Farm - At the farm (Yukon), Canada

Le cuir baignant dans cet air étouffant d’un début de printemps tonitruant, les pauvres cochons n’avaient plus une goutte de boue pour se rafraîchir et leurs auges fondaient comme neige au soleil. A peine sortis d’un hiver crispant, pataugeant comme ils pouvaient dans des flaques de gel, ils devaient désormais s’adapter à l’autre face du climat nord-américain ; en l’espace d’à peine deux mois, les croustillant -35°C avaient laissé place aux asséchants +30°C. Les cochons, même sauvages, s’acclimataient mal à ces bourrasques de vent de sable qui venaient désormais abraser leurs cuirs durcis par le gel hivernal.

The leather bathing in this oppressive air of a booming spring, the poor pigs didn’t have a simple drop of mud to bath in and their troughs were melting like snow in the sun. Barely out of a crispy winter, wading as they could in puddles of frost, they were now having to adapt to the other side of the North-American climate; within hardly two months, the crusty -35°C had let space to the drying +30°C. Pigs, even the wild ones, were having troubles adapting to these sand dust gusts that were now abrading their leather hardened by the winter frost.

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.