J. LEO

 J. LEO

Biography

Photographer since adolescence, J.Léo is among the top of emerging photographers.

“Corps Pour Elles” presents the recent work of the photographer carried out over the past three years on the theme of the bodyscape (literally body-landscape). It is about using a part of the naked body, here exclusively female, as a starting point to tell stories using small figurines and accessories.

Acting like a trompe l'oeil, the composition staged appears at first glance like an authentic landscape. But on closer observation, we discover that this "natural" setting is misleading. The naked body serves as a background, while artificial elements the focal point. These elements are 1/87th scale model figurines (characters, animals, decor elements with sometimes the addition of sand or smoke) which come to life in the decor attributed to them: deserts with camels, bushes with crocodiles and leopards, construction sites for workers, gardens where they mow the lawn, oasis where pink flamingos come to drink, a soldier on duty… Jean-Léonard Polo's imaginary world comes to life on the model's flesh.

The erotic dimension is neither highlighted nor even sought here, Jean-Léonard Polo wants to create an aesthetic and imaginative universe which will allow the viewer to dream up stories. The prowess in this work comes from hiding the erogenous and sexual parts of the model because that is not the desired goal. The model's body thus becomes a medium for the photographer. In some photographs, the viewer's eye recognizes a breast, the arch of a back, the curves of the buttocks, but the macro shooting takes away any erotic dimension and even makes it difficult to be certain of formal recognition of this or that part of the body. The sometimes visible nipples themselves become apart of the decor, neutrally, the erotic significance is annihilated. The systematic absence of a face throughout the series prevents any identification and accentuates the division between the viewer and the sensual dimension of the photograph. Likewise, we should note the importance of the lights that illuminate and stage the composition.

Artworks

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Transhumance au Clair de lune
Transhumance au Clair de lune

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

26 x 39 "
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Bande de cerfs
Bande de cerfs

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

20 x 33 "
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Wild horses
Wild horses

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

24 x 39 "
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Les moutons de Valou II
Les moutons de Valou II

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

29 x 47 "
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Rhino Family
Rhino Family

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

24 x 39 "
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Curly
Curly

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

26 x 39 "
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Wild life
Wild life

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31 x 47 "
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Tout Schuss
Tout Schuss

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

28 x 43 x 1 "
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Descente caline
Descente caline

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

22 x 39 "
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22 x 39 "
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Tour de Marina
Tour de Marina

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

42 x 59 "
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26 x 39 "
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Sur les pistes de Megève
Sur les pistes de Megève

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

26 x 39 "
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39 x 47 "
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Avoriaz
Avoriaz

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

30 x 39 x 1 "
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47 x 44 "
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Colorado
Colorado

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26 x 39 "
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La Clusaz
La Clusaz

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

33 x 39 "
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Hors pistes
Hors pistes

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

29 x 43 x 1 "
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Sport d'hiver
Sport d'hiver

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

26 x 39 "
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Le grimpeur
Le grimpeur

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

29 x 47 "
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29 x 46 x 1 "
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39 x 63 "
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Climber
Climber

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

31 x 47 "
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19 x 27 x 1 "
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Mont Russe
Mont Russe

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

35 x 57 "
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20 x 31 "
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La combe de la Saulire - Courchevel
La combe de la Saulire - Courchevel

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

31 x 50 "
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20 x 31 "
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Crans Montana
Crans Montana

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

31 x 47 x 1 "
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27 x 39 "
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The most beautiful link in the world (subligraphie)
The most beautiful link in the world (subligraphie)

Subligraphy photography - Original edition of 10 ex

31 x 47 x 1 "
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The Diver
The Diver

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

35 x 47 "
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28 x 39 "
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Monaco GP 1969 - Subligraphie
Monaco GP 1969 - Subligraphie

Photography - Original edition of 17 ex

31 x 39 "
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GP F1 69 - Fine Art Baryté
GP F1 69 - Fine Art Baryté

Photography - Original edition of 17 ex

31 x 47 "
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Monaco GP 1969 - Fine Art Baryté
Monaco GP 1969 - Fine Art Baryté

Photography - Original edition of 17 ex

31 x 39 "
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Surfer au clair de lune
Surfer au clair de lune

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

31 x 47 "
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Col de  la Loze BW Smoke
Col de la Loze BW Smoke

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

34 x 50 x 1 "
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La Face de Bellevarde
La Face de Bellevarde

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

30 x 38 x 1 "
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Mont d'Arbois
Mont d'Arbois

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

34 x 50 x 1 "
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Une journée à la plage
Une journée à la plage

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

24 x 39 "
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Pêcheur dans le bassin d'Arcachon
Pêcheur dans le bassin d'Arcachon

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

26 x 39 "
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Anna's friends
Anna's friends

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

31 x 47 "
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16 x 24 "
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Belle prise
Belle prise

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

24 x 39 "
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Dune & beach by Anna
Dune & beach by Anna

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

16 x 16 "
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24 x 24 "
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Landing at Courchevel
Landing at Courchevel

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

35 x 39 "
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28 x 39 "
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31 x 39 "
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Le lagon bleu
Le lagon bleu

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

31 x 47 "
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L'atelier du sourcil
L'atelier du sourcil

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

16 x 24 "
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Red lips
Red lips

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

47 x 47 "
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39 x 39 "
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Nail polish
Nail polish

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

47 x 47 "
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20 x 20 "
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The eyebrow painter
The eyebrow painter

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

17 x 20 "
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Peintre sur soie
Peintre sur soie

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

31 x 47 "
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Red lips retouchers
Red lips retouchers

Photography - Original edition of 10 ex

20 x 20 "
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42 x 42 x 1 "
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