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Alchemy

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Company
    2X Productions LLC
  • Photographer
    Michel Leroy
  • Credit
    Michel Leroy

The Alchemy series is an artistic collaboration between photographer Michel Leroy and a range of professional athletes with varying body types that explores the tension between identity and physicality through sculptural figurative images. With a deliberate effort to embrace diversity and build awareness beyond race, gender and age the photographer and athletes create a unique viewpoint with moments of balance, anticipation and personal strength. In this series the artist creates body-positive images that are vulnerable and explicit without sexual objectification.

Michel Leroy is a New York based entertainment and advertising photographer with a produced style that captures an authentic connection to real personalities. From celebrity chefs to olympic athletes, the images reveal a level of comfort and intimacy shared amongst friends.

Awards 2019 Graphis Gold
Photo Annual

2019 Sony World Photo Awards
Finalist

2018 International Photography Awards (The Lucie Awards)
1st Place Fine Art
Nude Series

2018 FotoSolo
Excellence in Photography Award ArtExpo NY

2018 American Photography
34th Annual Award Book

2018 Communication Arts
Photography Annual - Short List

2016 APA Awards
Image Maker Series

2016 APA NY
Proofsheet

2015 PDN
Finalist - Photo Annual

2013 Graphis Silver
Photo Annual

2012 APA
Image Maker Series

2010 PDN
Finalist - Photo Annual

2009 Graphis
Gold - Portrait Series - Photo Annual

2008 PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris
2nd Place - Portrait Series