Biography

michael leslie photographer hsWhen I was five I firmly stated that I’d rather take the family pictures than be in them, I first started exploring my photographic career with my parents 126 kodak instamatic camera. I can’t believe I did not break that camera. It had a spring loaded motor drive and I would fire the shutter hundreds of times. My first real 35mm camera a Canon AT-1 (a gift from my aunt Lois)  Here is a picture of me using that camera with a sweet Kodak wide film strap.

Homemade darkrooms and later enrolling in   blah bla blah… I really need to rewrite this… I really dig old volvo’s, woodworking and teaching. I have worked with clients such as Adventure Aquarium, ARAMARK, DuPont Fibers, DuPont Automotive, DuPont Medical Systems, Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer Pharmaceuticals, WHYY-Channel 12, Philadelphia 76ers, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, TLC, Samsung Four Seasons of Hope, GSK, Guident Corp, First Trust Bank, PPH, Peco Energy, Delmarva Power, Certainteed, Cigna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, The PA Lottery, Astra-Merck, Sony Corporation, LINGE ROSET, Samsung, Comcast Cablevision, Ernst and Young, Astra Merck, CTDI, Loews Philadelphia, Accor Hotels, The Four Seasons Philadelphia, The Sofitel Philadelphia, Episcopal Academy, Penn Charter, Lower Merion SD, Society of the Holy Child, Holy Child Schools, Lavner Camps and programs, FRA associates, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Philadelphia Magazine, Atlantic City, Colored Stone, Lapidary Journal and Main Line Today magazines. I love photography. I feel a strong connection to black & white images and think they have a timeless feeling. I can rarely be seen with out a camera in my hands and love just getting better at capturing real moments. The images that clients saw on my walls are what they began to ask for. Real images of families and friends with a fresh approach: no fake poses, no stiff images, just fun. — michael