Review by Claudia, Amsterdam
I approached Leanne through Flickr when I wanted to come to New York because I admire her work for a long time now. I wanted to do a photo walk with a photographer I admire and who could take me off the beaten track instead of just booking one of those run off the mill options available on the internet. I wanted to see the real New York and from what I know, Leanne is certainly capable of showing that. Lucky for me she responded with much enthusiasm and we made a plan that included Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Dumbo, Coney Island, Brighton Beach), Queens (Long Island City), Manhattan (Lower East Side) and took two days to see.
Leanne is an enthusiastic, kind and truly inspiring personality and not only has she shown me that side of New York that I longed to see, she also taught me a lot about photography. I can say that I've learned to look with different eyes (although I could probably never see the way Leanne sees something and translates that into a photo that emanates soul and emotion - that is truly a gift), I've learned to control my camera better (I am no longer afraid of the Manual switch) but I also feel that I've gained a friend.
I'm coming back to New York, and when I do, I definitely want to go out there with Leanne again. And in the mean time I would like to recommend everyone to go on a photo walk with Leanne.