“Beach Castle” is based on the graphic elements of different events found along the beaches of Northern Europe (mostly Germany and some places in France).
In my work, I like to create some new vision of something we feel we know yet didn’t examine closely in our daily life.
The Beach in Northern Europe is full of these kinds of graphic elements - fan-faire, fun, carousels, and iconic cabins called “StrandKorbe” in Germany. All of these come together for the perfect day at the beach.
These things become background elements that people no longer pay attention to. But they are beautiful and graphic, and it’s the natural beauty of these elements that I showcase in my photography.
Leo Caillard represents the new generation of emerging artists with his singular vision. Overlapping photography, technology, and imagination, his meticulously crafted images combine a delicate intertwining of the new and the historic. Collard invites us to rediscover & question our social environment with a lightness of touch, humor & sensitivity.
His “In Museum” series was widely viewed online & subsequently, since 2012, it has been featured in many international art fairs. The body of work reassigns the classical figures of the Louvre’s extensive sculpture collection in today’s contemporary attire.
This series follows the theme of Caillard… “Surprise”: The viewer is drawn to the familiar within the image, but closer inspection reveals many layers of incongruous information. This collision of elements forces the observer to question his assumptions & question the roles of the subjects presented.
In 2015, Caillard has truly opened the door to the photographic art of the twenty first century.