Note: Contains nudity.
Léonard Condemine is a French mixed-media artist interested in identity formation and alienation. Since 2010, he has been crafting cryptic masks, decorating them with feathers, mirror shards, and painted geometric shapes. Each mask is contextualized in his ethereal photographs, which show the masked figures worshipping unseen gods under star-strewn skies and in dark forests. In the last series of photos, shot in November, Condemine and his brother posed nude with their respective masks and remained unrecognized by even their closest friends. None of the images have been digitally manipulated, which means Condemine’s works transcend dreams and eclipse identity all with their own power.
Images © Léonard Condemine