Yonnel Leclanc was born in June 1962 in Poissy.
He grew up with the steam of revealer and sodium hyposulfite because when he was young, his father, who was a photograph, introduced him to the black and white print in the little family laboratory placed in the bathroom.
In 1979 he started studying photography at ACE3P in Ivry sur Seine.
Twenty years of printing in prestigious laboratory, as the one from SIPA PRESS in 1985, and the Studio Chevojon, or Studio 44, gave him the mastery of the enlarger technique, as the digital didn't exist yet.
In 2000, he joined the Central Color team as production manager, a demanding work, with famous names of the protography. He realised couple of expositions for festivals, foundations, galeries and aution sales.
The he joined the communal adventure of Central Color and Dupon when the two laboratory merged.
Four years later, at Boulogne-Billancourt, he joined Initial to revive the professional laboratory and, once again, serve and listen the photographs.