I take pictures like a tourist, mostly to create nice images and souvenirs, but in a way, I feel that photography is a weak way to help you to remember. It creates images that become stronger than your souvenirs or memories and consumes them. With time, I find myself trying to recreate the memories starting from the picture, instead of including the picture inside the true memory.—Leo Berne
Paris-based photographer Leo Berne has an interesting theory about photographs: they are the simplest way to make a memory, yet they can’t really be trusted. Betty Blue is a series shot in his signature souvenir-making style but compiled together based on mood and color, essentially making them random in terms of place and time while disconnecting them from actual memories.
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