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Leslie shooting Charlie Plummer
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Leslie shooting Corey Stoll
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Leslie shooting Andy Garcia
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Heading 1My Bio

I’ve been drawn to visual images ever since I was a little girl. I remember winning a camera in an art contest and photographing all of my classmates in school. Then as a teenager, I plastered my walls with photographs!

When I was 18, I was accepted at the Ford modeling agency and worked in front of the camera for some amazing photographers: Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Bruce Weber, Fabrizio Ferri etc. While living in Paris I immersed myself in French culture and developed my artistic eye as I strolled the city streets.  

When I made my way back to New York I enrolled in NYU film school and settled in the West Village. I’ve always been drawn to the world of film. I love being around actors, directors, writers and movie sets. With my background in film, I see things through the lens of a movie camera and I’ve been told my images reflect that.

Having worked on both sides of the camera, I have a tremendous sense of understanding of what will elevate my subjects, and also how to make sure my subjects feel relaxed and special. I only shoot 1 person a day, so each shoot is very personal and my attention to details like wardrobe are super important.


 

 

Styling my shoots is a big part of the process especially when it comes to getting great shots and branding. I want you to look famous and successful. I often pull out pieces from my vintage clothing collection to give the photos a unique feel. 

My studio is a loft in Chelsea. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. I photograph people. Actors, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians, chefs, corporate portraits, celebrity portraits, advertising and fashion lookbooks. I keep the vibe loose with an emphasis on capturing honest, candid moments almost always with a sense of humor.

 

     Working with me!

With a focus on portraiture, Leslie's photographs have appeared in magazines worldwide, including Rolling Stone, The N.Y. Times, Vogue, Glamour, New York Magazine, Elle, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, People, and on many covers including G.Q.
A graduate of New York University, she was raised in Los Angeles, but now lives in New York City and works in both cities.