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Une marche dans l'Histoire

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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 11 June 2017 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Orches - Old tractors show (Vienne), France

Abasourdis par la vitesse immodérée de la modernité, on en oubliait que ces machines avaient partagé le quotidien de générations encore bien vivantes. Elles venaient là, marchant dans la glaise de l’Histoire tout en suivant les méandres des souvenirs des leurs. En si peu d’années - quelques décennies tout au plus - nous avions réussi à creuser un fossé culturel de plus en plus infranchissable, une marche de plus en plus haute qui nous séparait inconditionnellement de ces savoirs millénaires qui se perdaient à leur rythme dans l’indifférence la plus générale.

Deafened by the immoderate speed of the modernity, one was forgetting that these machines had shared the daily life of generations still alive. They were coming here, walking in the clay of History while following the meanders of the memories of theirs. Within a few years - a few decades at most - we had succeeded digging a cultural gap more and more insurmountable, a higher and higher step that was unconditionally pulling us apart from these millenial knowledge that were being lost at their speed amidst the most general indifference.

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.