Hey ! My name is Léo. Since 2016, I have pushed the boundaries of the unique technique of “fumage ; painting with fire. By creating a chemical reaction between fire and liquids, it creates unique patterns that I sculpt.
You may ask me “But Leo, why are you painting with fire ?”
In 2017, during a photo reportage in Bolivia, I got invited to a sacred ceremony by a member of the ancestral Aymara community after 5 months sharing their daily lives. In the middle of the desert, they light a fire to awaken the god of the earth. At that moment, I discovered a new world, an invisible spiritual world that photography can’t capture. Fire is essential in their culture.