PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION AT NEWMAN HOUSE
Travelling across Asia, off the beaten track, he captures a brief moment in the life of his subjects. This exhibition is a result of concentrating on his original calling of intimate portraiture. Leo travelled for a year through India and Nepal to gather the images that form PORTRAITS.
This is Leo's first London exhibition.
"The key to capturing a strong portrait means I have to relax and understand a photo's subject. This is a technique that can’t be achieved from simply pointing a camera. I found it can only be achieved by spending time with the people in the images.
I have found myself chatting with traders at a chai stand in the slums of Dharavi in Mumbai, or communicating through sand drawings with the sea gypsies of the Togean Islands of Sulawesi. The subtle nature of this photographic style allows for the capture of only a few precious shots of them.
This keeps my work as honest and true to life as possible. I use only natural light and a 50mm lens that replicates the same perspective as the human eye."