Michel Leroy

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Lens Magazine Interview with Photographer MICHEL LEROY
Location: New York
Nationality: American
Biography: Michel Leroy is a New York-based entertainment and advertising photographer with a produced style that captures an authentic connection to real personalities. From celebrity chefs to Olympic athletes, the images reveal a level of comfort and... read on
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Lens Magazine Interview with Photographer MICHEL LEROY
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Jun 20, 2018
Location: New York City

We are super excited the Alchemy series made the cover and is the feature story of the April issue of Lens Magazine. To read the full article and interview by Yasmin Sucary head to lensmagazine.net

"Michel Leroy, is a New-York based entertainment and advertising photographer. In addition to working with A-list celebrities, major lifestyle brands and a range of premium high-profile clients, Mr. Leroy has recently been featured in a solo art exhibition that explores the tension between sensuality and physicality: The Alchemy series. We reached out to him to hear about his life as an award winning photographer, his well-respected commercial career and discuss his transition to the world of fine art photography."

For more of the Alchemy images check out editions.michelleroyphoto.com

ALCHEMY
The Alchemy series is a collaboration with photographer Michel Leroy and a range of professional athletes that explores the tension between sensuality and physicality. The images are simple in form, but rich in ideas and emotions. Moments of sculptural balance, anticipation and strength define the graceful lines and impossible gestures of this vivid Black and White series.

In these nudes the artist creates body-positive images that are exaggerated and explicit without sexual objectification. The images are a celebration of athletic confidence and vitality at its most pure. By emphasizing form over identity, he seduces the viewer to reveal empathy for body acceptance that transcends the self-image obsession of social media. The process of transmuting the skin metallic unites the constellation of skin tones and strips bare preconceptions while illuminating physical radiance.

The images are notable for the tactile permanence of flesh revealed through the unique in-camera style he has developed over a year of experimentation. The technique is of great relevance and bears witness to the labour-intensive process reminiscent of a Daguerreotype in the pixel age. The result is a series that balances poise and precision celebrated through the singular beauty of the human form.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Michel Leroy is a New York based entertainment and advertising photographer with a produced style that captures an authentic connection to real personalities. From celebrity chefs to olympic athletes, the images reveal a level of comfort and vitality shared amongst friends.

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