bio - Leslie Victor

March Guest Artist

Zeeland Artist Working Gallery

122 E. Main Street

Zeeland, MI 49464

Reception March 15, 5-7pm

Red Lotus Center

for the Arts

Century Building

356 W. Western Avenue

Muskegon, MI 49440

Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective

I am an emerging artist in the field of fine and digital art photography living in Holland, Michigan. My work is typically bold, colorful and contemporary, often with a minimal presentation. I enjoy capturing light and detail seen only through the eye of the lens and take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. I don't have a mission or a message. I love to take pictures and edit them in an artistic way.

"...I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera. I look into the camera and take pictures. My photographs are the tiniest part of what I see that could be photographed. They are fragments of endless possibilities...." - Saul Leiter

I have lived most of my life while raising my family in West Michigan. In 2015, I began to pursue my lifelong interest in photography with the goal of taking my skills to the next level. It started with actually reading and learning from the user manual of my Canon Rebel XT, the first digital SLR that Canon produced, and a free editing software program. One upgrade later of my camera and software, along with the vast body of knowledge on the Internet and a love for the creative process that is fine art photography, I have, indeed, taken my photography to the next level.

And, yet, there is still so much to learn. 

As I now make the leap to print, I am reminded that it's best not to take myself too seriously. May the love of the art, and the process of creating it, never be overshadowed by the business of enterprise. As I broaden my horizons in the infinite world of art, I am amazed, astounded and profoundly appreciative of the endless variety of creativity that artists possess. In the end, art is subjective, personal and always in the eye of the beholder. 

I am a member of the Red Lotus Center for the Arts in Muskegon, MI and the Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective.

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