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Models + Actors + Rockers + Narcissists + Lovers
BOOK A PHOTO SHOOT

$500 Portrait Session. Includes 4 rolls of film shot on a series of vintage cameras. Plus 100 final Jpeg digital images.
Credit Cards Kindly accepted

Newly based in San Francisco, come join a visual conversation with me. I am seeking to work with models who are interested in exploring contrasts and contradictions.

SHOT by DB LEONARD PHOTO BOOTH-
CEREMONIES + MUSIC FESTIVALS + ROCK CLUBS + RAVES
$1000. Includes 8 rolls of film shot on a series of vintage cameras. Stylist. Plus 500 Final Jpeg digital images for personal and professional use.
Credit Cards Kindly accepted.

I join forces with one of my favorite stylists. I bring vintage props and shoot your event. Almost immediately I project these images for the entire event to see. At the close, my client holds roughly 500 final jpeg images for their full use, privately or commercially.

ARTIST STATEMENT
I am obsessed with the landscape of a single moment. In recent years, because of a dire need more then a luxurious want, I have been exploring meditation and the hard science of the mind. Here too, the principle comes front and center. There is nothing else to do. That is it’s magic- the camera. Capturing a moment in time. I’m pretty sure we were never supposed to do that. But when we do, we are, all of us involved, magicians.

I have a rough fascination with the idea of connect and disconnect. There is love here, though it often seems to be just out of reach. These are images of an outsider peeking in, (mostly me, but hopefully you too). And there we all are- poking around a sometimes dark underground. There is something very real in this.

I like to shoot as organically as possible. In Costa Rica I swam to my chest and held my Pentax like a rifle. I prefer to work directly with my clients- embarking on a common adventure. Like many of the artists I admire here- I prefer to work with found objects. In my case it is the light. In San Francisco, the light is like butter on a warm day. In fact, when asked, I say it is the light that brought me here.

I discovered my first Pentax at a flea market in Hell’s Kitchen. Encouraged by a fellow traveler in Amsterdam to document my stories, I handed over a twenty dollar bill. On the first roll, a shot of a horse on a moving carousel in Bryant Park, struck me. I didn’t want to touch it. It was complete. All the hours I have spent editing my creative work. Photography is instantaneous. For me, that is mostly the point.