Madness and the Mistral

During the weekend of the national presidential elections in 2017, the Mediterranean city of Toulon was affected by the infamous mistral wind; a wind that is said to drive men and horses mad.

“Behind the Mistral is the beauty of Provence. Its fierceness blows away clouds and grime and doubt, leaving colours the depth of dreams and a freshness that can come only after the Mistral’s scouring. Provence needs the Mistral or it ceases to be the Provence of my dreams. I need the Mistral to cut through those dreams to truth — beauty comes after the wind.” Kamiah A. Walker

These photographs were made with a Leica M7 and 35mm/f2 lens using Kodak Tri-X 400 B&W film.

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