Exploring Photography Through Others’ Eyes, Part IV
Precise-Moment.com’s fourth edition of Exposure is dedicated to South African, Lillith Leda, a self-taught, former pin-up model turned photographer who captures an elegant and sensual world of portraiture.
We asked Lillith what photography means to her, and she said:
Photography allows both an escape and captivity, it evokes emotions varied and intense. It can leave a lasting imprint on one’s memory or it can transport you to a moment whereby time ceases to exist. And yet no matter our reactions to and about photography, the visual remains untainted and unfazed by our interpretations. Photography is both solitary and unifying, and as a photographer, I am fortunate enough to experience both each time I capture a moment.
With a D.I.Y. punk-rock mentality, Lillith’s career has been molded by her drive for self-taught creation. From composition, lighting, post-processing, and even styling and make-up, she has taught herself to create luxurious portraits of celebrities, models, and even of herself.
My career was born through sheer desire and will. The entirety of my business is self-taught, from photography to Photoshop and Dreamweaver, through which I actively run my website, shooting and creating professionally , which is going on 8 years now. My career in aesthetics started as a pin-up model, after years of telling stories with styling and make-up the need to tell a cohesive story in which I am the creator of the entire visual led me to picking up a camera and accepting a lifelong commitment to capturing moments and light.
I prefer shooting in natural light only, I find the minutes natural light allows, when perfect, is part of the challenge for me, and I thrive with facing challenges.