This is about me and this blog is about my photography and what I’m trying to achieve with my photography.
Ultimately I am a middle-aged woman who is trying to make the world see who she is and my photography.
An ordinary woman trying to live an extraordinary life.
I’ve been taking photos for over 25 years. That’s if you count from first SLR, though I have been taking photos all my life and got my first camera when I was around 10.
Photography was expensive and I wasn’t allowed to do a lot. We didn’t have a lot of money for that sort of thing.
While doing that I was also drawing as much as I could. Being an artist was something I really wanted. I was born to be an artist.
My home life wasn’t great growing up, and I’ve learned to live with the consequences of it. How to deal with the crap when it comes up.
Learning that I am a bit ADHD has explained a lot and I realise I’m no stranger to mental health issues. It has taken me a long time to work out that is what my work is about. My crazy mind. My brain that never turns off.
There are a lot of things that I do with my photography, but what it all comes down to is me taking photos, and me processing them. Me controlling the crazy world around me with those images. Well attempting to.
So what else do you need to know?
Here is the official stuff.
Leanne Cole is a Fine Art Photographer who specializes in Fine Art images of Architecture and the Environment. She is about everything photographic and loves to share what she does.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts, now a faculty of the University of Melbourne.
She has been taking photos most of her life. However, she has only been serious about it for just over 25 years. Since graduating from the VCA in 2006 she has been doing her art practice.
Long Exposure Photography is one of Leanne’s favourite forms. She enjoys doing them around her hometown, Melbourne, but also likes to get down to the coast to do them along the great Victorian coastline.
Leanne offers a wide range of courses, both in person and online. She runs individual and workshops on Long Exposure Photography, plus individual lessons for people wanting to learn how to use their camera.
Leanne is now writing about photography as well. She is spending a great deal of time writing for Digital Photography School and other sites about photography. She is also going to start writing reviews for you on this site.
She is working on this blog to make it a place for all about photography. You will be able to come here and read, share and learn.
On a personal note
Leanne is married with two adult daughters and cat called Tiddles. She loves living in Melbourne and thinks it is a vibrant city to photograph.
She is a coffee addict and likes to spend time going out with friends to take photos.