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Enfermés dehors

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 7 September 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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

Dans ce monde crée de toutes pièces, l’esprit de la liberté dessinait les lignes aléatoires des croyances établies. On y retrouvait pour l’essentiel, les jeux autorisés et les lieux interdits, ces détails qui rappelaient à l’homme qui passait par là les principes de sa propre société. En regardant ces poules et ces coqs enfermés à double tour dans un espace restreint, il se rappelait alors que le monde l’avait lui aussi enfermé dehors, dans un poulailler sauvage où renards et loups avaient décidément une place de choix.

In this completely made up world, the spirit of freedom was drawing random lines on established beliefs. One could find, for the essential, the authorized games and the forbidden places, these details that were reminding the man who was passing by the principles of his own society. When watching these hens and roosters closed down in this limited space, he was remembering that the world had also closed him down outside, in a wild henhouse where foxes and wolves had a prominent place.

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.