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Leopold Duchemin, even before graduating from Duperre school in 2012, engages in a practice he has been brooding over since childhood.
After assisting Marie-Amelie Sauvé and interning at Vogue Homme International, he multiplies professional experiences while developing his own aesthetic in parallel. He leaves for London in 2012 where he works with arena homme + and Pop magazine, then for Tokyo a few years later where he spends almost a year sharpening his styling skills, in his own name. He has since signed numerous editorials for Re-edition, SSAW, Purple, Perfect Magazine, Carcy, Interview Magazine.
Leopold is now a consultant for Balenciaga and Acne Studios men's and women's collections.
Leopold collects books by photographers he admires alongside books on folklore from around the world and alternative fanzines. His eye is nourished by a cinephilia that ranges from iconic sequences of French cinema where actresses detach themselves from their environment to make their voices resonate and embody strong attitudes, to interviews with forgotten women clowns, to video recordings of dance performances.
He pays close attention to the gestures of the bodies, to the faces that bear the traces of their history. His knowledge of vintage gives him the freedom to create narratives that always combine the past, whether of a model, a place or a garment, with the present that animates and questions him.
Leopold thinks of images as concentrates, daguerreotypes of stories that have their own existence outside the frame.
Carcy Magazine, Interview Magazine, Perfect Magazine, Purple Magazine, Re-edition, SSAW
Abra, Acne Studios, Balenciaga, Courrèges, La Manso, Praying
Andy Bradin, Camille Vivier, Elizaveta Porodina, Estelle Hanania, Harley Weir, Kristina Nagel, Ola Rindal, Oliver Truelove, Nadine Fraczkowski, Rob Kulisek, Senta Simond, Sharna Osborne