Brooklyn-based photographer Mike de Leon is a frequent contributor to VICE. He loves to focus on the innocence of youth, evocative colour, distortion and natural beauty. The following selected images exemplify the playful nature of his work, as he applies the essence of the yin and yang to two schlubs sitting on foldout chairs.
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