Lens Magazine Exclusive Interview with Photographer MICHEL LEROY

April 13, 2018

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

For more of the Alchemy images and limited edition prints please check out editions.michelleroyphoto.com

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.

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.

For commercial photography samples by Michel Leroy Photographer please click here.

Alchemy by photographer Michel Leroy
Alchemy by photographer Michel Leroy

Michel Leroy
Michel Leroy is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. Working with a select team of professional creatives at 2X Productions LLC they create advertising campaigns and social media solutions for advertising, media and corporate clients. Repeatedly clients including The Food Network, Adidas, Nike, Intel, Lenovo, GE, Pfizer, Bayer and L'Oreal have trusted Michel Leroy to connect their brands to customers through photographs with insight and narrative. Michel Leroy is a brand ambassador for Manfrotto US, Lastolite by Manfrotto and the range of Vitec brands in the professional photographic community.

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