France — Photography
I take pictures like a tourist. I collect, sometimes arrange, sometimes stage some moments of my personal life. The aim is always to keep a souvenir of the moment, but I found photography is a weak way to satisfy that finality. With time, the photographic image, by its concrete reality, takes over the abstract mental one, it consumes it. In the end, I find myself trying to recreate a souvenir starting from that picture rather than including the photograph inside my mental souvenir. Thus, since my mental souvenirs are condemned to dissolve slowly, I search for using aesthetics to soothe that anxiety by peotizing the past.
Leo Berne lives in Paris and he mostly work as a director in the collective MEGAFORCE.