Leon was a somewhat contradictory figure.
He wasn’t a naive folk artist. He loved photography and the history of photography.
He loved to go to museums (and) he’d studied some as a painter.
But on the other hand, he was not an intellectual.
He was very unpretentious, deeply down to earth, and quite a loner. And this all fed into his work.
He was, in his way, very private and soft-spoken, or at least he wasn’t prone to intellectualizing about photography or art work.