It’s always a visual pleasure receiving analogue photo-stories from James de Leon, artist based in New York City. For this glowing and impressive series he photographed beautiful Ana Corbi and sent it along with a little essay:
“The neon bars pulsated like arteries flowing of footsteps and fragments of temporary fiction. New York subway stations can appear cinematic: black bars framing a horizontal panorama, the dirty white tiles forming gridlines behind passing figures. A robotic lineup of fleeing strangers glide across your personal screen.
Ana is a true purveyor of her craft. She’s an actor. Focused, solitary and serene. She sees only what she wants to see. But I don’t know what that is.
I sometimes think we move in our own isolated plays of scripted designs, small stages self-directed, other times shaped by unknown writers foreign and sublime.
This encompassing network from afar can appear insectoid. We don’t notice the locusts individually because it’s a swarm. Have you ever seen fireflies glowing luminously in the night? Maybe we were fireflies. Blinking in and out of existence abuzz in a final dance. But who’s to say what we really are and aren’t? Sometimes, most times, you just need to keep walking.”
Photography: James de Leon ☆ IG: @deleonia
Model: Ana Corbi ☆ IG: @anagcorbi
Thank you! ☆
Great light setting and composing!