Frank Leonard fell in love with photography at the age of eleven, the very first time he watched an image emerge in a tray of developer. It was magic, and he was hooked for life.
From the age of twelve he worked in camera stores and studios in Santa Cruz, California, with excellent mentors along the way. At the age of fourteen through sixteen he was the assistant photographer to the official Miss California Pageant photographer, Trini Contreras. At the age of seventeen, he had his first opportunity to do a figure photoshoot.
When Frank shot his first outdoor figure photoshoot, four and a half years ago, after a lifetime of shooting landscapes, it all came together. The beauty of the female form, in line and curve, in light and shadow, provided many of the same elements that had drawn him to landscape photography. The female form and nature. What a beautiful combination!
In this figure photos portfolio you will find seventy-five of the very best figure photos he has taken to date.
After retiring from public education in San Francisco, Frank has returned to the Santa Cruz area to pursue his love of photography full-time.
Frank has just completed the construction of a frame shop, photo studio, and photo gallery on his property.
Visit Frank's website at http://www.frankleonard.com to view more of his photography and writings. Better yet, if you're going to be in the Ben Lomond, California area, give Frank a call at 831-336-8073 to schedule an appointment to visit his gallery.