Thank you for this wonderful write up, Post & Courier!
Leigh Webber wants you to jump, swim and dive in
By Scott Elingburg Special to The Post and Courier
Water creates its own metaphors. If you look and listen closely, you don’t have to work too hard to identify the metaphors; they happen naturally. And, usually, when they do, Leigh Webber is there to capture it with her camera.
"There are a lot of metaphors you can use with water,” Webber says. “And there’s a lot of psychology that goes into photographing people, too. Just in terms of getting them to do what you want them to do for your picture.”
Combining the two elements, water and people, is what Webber has done for a new series of underwater photographs, Dive In. And the combination has stirred up a new creativity in her work.
"This is probably the most artistic thing I’ve done,” she says. "It’s a whole new environment, which...more
I am thrilled to be featured as the "Arts Profile" for the May 2018 issue of Charleston Magazine!
Though I have photogrpahed for Charlesotn Magaizne many times over the years, this is the first time that I have been on the other side of the camera for them.more
I was lucky enough to travel to Harbour Island in the Bahamas in earlly April for a photoshoot with Wiggy Kit, a resort wear line out of London.
Wiggy herself is wonderfully creative. She is a postivie force with excellent style and her line of resort wear reflects that.
These behind the scenes photos are from her blog!more
Pamela Lesch of Prime Time Pretty is one of the most genuine and heartfelt people I know. She is also one of the most talented estheticians and makeup artists that I know!
I am thrilled to be included in her collaboration with Diana Deaver, "The Photographer Project". Pamela worked her makeup magic on me and then I sat for a portrait by Diana. It was an incredible experience to be on the other side of the lens and makeup brush like that!
I loved answering her interview questions as they really made me sit down and think. Read below for my interview and go here to see more from this project!
What’s your birthdate?
August 13, 1975
When did you first pick up a camera? Tell me about that. When did you know you had a talent for photography? Natural talent or learned process?
My mom was...more
Established December 28, 1748, the Charleston Library Society is one of the oldest libraries in the United States. I was thrilled to be asked to photograph their guest of honor, Julian Fellowes- who was most gracious and entertaining, on his grand tour of Charleston, SC!
From Town & Country: "The Oscar and Emmy award-winning creator of Downton Abbey will be the guest of honour at the series of events, which include an evening of conversation on 11 January and a literary luncheon on 12 January. Proceeds from all ticket sales will help fund the Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, whose format will be modelled on the annual event in Sussex. Authors from all around the world will gather in South Carolina to discuss their works, sign books and meet readers for a truly...more
There's nothing like starting off the new year with having a feature on getting fit published! Thank you to Charleston Magazine for having me to photograph each of these athletes and teachers. I was beyond inspired to get moving!more
It's always fun to see my photos in use! Last summer, I photographed the RESORT 17' Bumby Collection for Marysia here in Charleston. We did photos on land and underwater.
We were lucky enough to shoot at two adjacent houses on Sullivans Island that each has their own pool. Kids + 2 pools! + fashion = it doesn't get any more fun than this!more
As someone who is used to being behind the camera and not in front of it, my first TV appearance was a little nerve wracking. But in all honesty, it was more exciting than anything.
I was flattered to be asked to come on and talk about the photos I'd taken here in Charleston during hurricane Matthew.
You can see the full segment here: Lowcountry Live : TV Debutmore
Thank you to Garden & Gun for the feature of my photos, "Hurricane Matthew: Dispatch from Downtown Charleston" on both on their website and in their weekly newsletter, "Talk of the South".
I love that they used the photo of the palm tree in front of the Charleston court house on Broad Street. The palm is the symbol for the state of South Carolina and this photo feels very iconic to how Charleston has stood strong over the years.
Four select photos from this series are available as limited edition fine art prints. The proceeds will go to benefit the Historic Charleston Foundation for repairs caused by hurricane Matthew.more
I am beyond excited to learn that one of my underwater photos has been selected for National Geographic’s assignment, “The Pool”. A million thanks to Sherry Bruckbacher, photo editor for National Geographic for choosing my photo, out of thousands of submission, to be a part of the story. Thank you also to Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love for having me to photograph her adorable children! Credit also goes to Marysia swimwear for the adorable suits the kids are wearing.
It’s a great confidence boost to have one of my underwater images so publicly recognized. Time to jump back in and make more!more
It is a total honor to be featured on APhotoEditor.com I met with Jonathan Blaustein at PhotoNOLA a couple of weeks ago and got some pretty hard core criticism as I showed him images from my series, “Collect Moments Not Things”. I’m not sure anyone’s ever been so directly honest about my work. With a little time, I realized that as much as it hurt to hear his opinion, it was also some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten. Thankfully, at the end of our conversation, he gave me the opportunity to come home and send him a re-edit of 8 images that might be more tightly connected and I took that challenge to heart. So I’m pretty excited to have my work featured on A Photo Editor today.
You can read the entire post here.more