David Ledoux grew up on the banks of Lake Geneva. Originally trained in painting at the Sydney College of the Arts, he turned towards photography and developed a highly graphic and personal style based in technical experimentation. As Ledoux traveled Australia, Africa, South America and Europe as a photojournalist, his work became more humanist and focused on people. He also developed a vision of fashion photography that would earn him international publication. At the time, Ledoux was already working with film and cultivating his curiosity for the movement, the phenomena of light and the strange.
The series Vision Abstract was born from the desire to prolong this intuitive, almost artisanal approach to photography. Ledoux designs, directs and shoots his own dreamlike compositions. Between fantasy and desire to deconstruct an image to better reconstruct it, the viewer is always inside of Ledoux’s imagination. The only rule that Ledoux imposes on himself is to never photoshop his pictures. He relies instead on mechanical processes, the darkroom, passing time, and outsmarting the logic of photography, using light the same way as a painter. Tricks, flashlights, stencils and intuition are behind these poetic, fanciful and meticulously crafted compositions.
Text by Aurélie Coulibaly.
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