Photo by Richard Levenson

Photo by Richard Levenson

A bit about Leslie

Originally from New Jersey, Leslie Levenson began her artistic life as a film photographer. Her primary interest was in the "unpredictableness" of pinhole, self-portraiture, and alternative processes. Working in gum bichromate printing, a 19th century printing technique using hand- applied emulsions on art paper sparked her desire to move beyond straight, traditional photography.

Wanting to physically engage with artwork creation that was different from printing in the darkroom, she combines her film and digital photography with encaustic, bookbinding, mixed media, and stitching.

Leslie's work has been shown in galleries in Seattle, Missouri, and New York, as well as in print publications like the Pinhole Journal and Lenswork Magazine. In the 1990s, she was a founding member of the FotoCircle Gallery in Seattle. She lives in western Washington state with her husband, among the birds, mammals, and amphibians that visit her slightly wild and brambly property.