In summer 1994 Leo was sent by The Independent Magazine to the Fort Asperen art show to make a report on a performance by the London based artist Leigh Bowery.
Leo: ‘Leigh Bowery was famous in the art scene in London, as a club owner, fashion designer, performance artist and model for Lucian Freud. Mr Bowery and his friends were very nice and polite; I was welcomed to photograph whatever I wanted. He was also very nervous for the act that was coming up. Understandable: he was about to swing himself hanging upside down naked with clothespins on his penis trough a big glass plate. He was not the only one who was nervous: the three quickly drank a small bottle of whiskey before they went to perform. Afterwards he was so exited from adrenaline that he was jumping around like a little child. Half a year after the pictures where taken Leigh Bowery died.
The Independent Magazine never ran the story and for years I thought the negatives where lost. Last week while digging in the archive, I found them back’.