Begin with this, that these are completely analog photos. You must let that sink in before you look at the work. Jean-Paul Bourdier’s new book Leap Into The Blue seems so much a product of the Photoshop age that it is easy to miss one of its signature accomplishments – that everything you see is really happening in the moment and the space before the camera. This is a testament to his skills as a photographer, his imagination and his willingness to commit the time and energy necessary for the realization of these wonderful photographs.
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