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Léon photographies (Saint-Priest-des-Champs, France) on 16 June 2017 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

La Roche-Bernard - View over the Vilaine river (Morbihan), France

La Vilaine avait depuis toujours garni son blason naturel d’ombres et de noirceurs, de brumes épaisses couvrants souvent la surface de ses eaux. Depuis les hauteurs dominant son estuaire, on la découvrait s’enfoncer à travers les terres telle un serpent à la fois doux et menaçant, creusant inéluctablement son sillon à la force de sa lente pesanteur. Un bateau s’engouffrait dans les précipices boisés de ses origines.

The Vilaine river had always filled its natural image of shadows and darkness, of thick mists often covering the surface of its waters. From the heights overlooking its estuary, one could discover it sinking through the lands such a sweet but threatening snake, ineluctably digging its furrows at the strength of its slow ponderousness. A boat was rushing into the wooden abysses of its origins.

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.