LEA COLOMBO
Nationality: South African
City of Residence: Paris, France
Profession: Photographer

"I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"

The self-taught photographer’s distinctive cinematic style is easily recognized through her pictures, saturated with color, shot only with natural light and dominated by a characteristic edge. 

When Lea Colombo first came to Paris she developed her personal style by assisting other photographers while shooting her own stuff on the side. When she got offered to shoot backstage at the runway shows for Dazed & Confused the snowball started rolling. 

Lea Colombo moved to the city of fashion four and a half years ago and has since her quite random relocation from the South to the North shot for magazines like Dazed & Confused, Marfa Journal, i-D, Interview, Under the Influence, Sunday Times Style Magazine, SSAW, Elle UK, and Elle China. She has also collaborated with ACNE Studios, Y/Project and Self-Portrait Resort 2016.  

Lea Colombo identifies her main inspiration as “life itself”. This quite enormous definition basically involves people, details from her everyday surroundings and definitely; the joys she finds in traveling. Her photographs span from landscapes, intimate portraits of models, skateboarders in Moscow, or haute couture fashion. The only constant is her central technique of juxtaposing chaos and stillness.


ISABELITAVIRTUAL "I’M USED TO WORK WITH WORDS AND CONCEPTS AND APPLY THIS MENTAL PROCESS TO MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES THROUGH TITLES WITH DEEPER MEANINGS OR LITTLE TWISTS TO MAKE MY FOLLOWERS SMILE"

ISABELITAVIRTUAL
"I’M USED TO WORK WITH WORDS AND CONCEPTS AND APPLY THIS MENTAL PROCESS TO MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES THROUGH TITLES WITH DEEPER MEANINGS OR LITTLE TWISTS TO MAKE MY FOLLOWERS SMILE"

CHARLIE ENGMAN "PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"  

CHARLIE ENGMAN
"PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"

 

PETRA COLLINS "WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL"

PETRA COLLINS
"WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL"

BJARNE MELGAARD “I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”

BJARNE MELGAARD
“I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”

BOB RECINE "I UNIFY ALL OF MY SEEMINGLY VARIED WORLDS — OF 'FASHION', OF 'ART', OF 'STUDY' — FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ALL IS INTERCONNECTED"  

BOB RECINE
"I UNIFY ALL OF MY SEEMINGLY VARIED WORLDS — OF 'FASHION', OF 'ART', OF 'STUDY' — FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ALL IS INTERCONNECTED"
 

JENNY GAGE AND TOM BETTERTON "...NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL OR EVOCATIVE A PICTURE IS, IT CAN’T CAPTURE THE VOICES OR PORTRAY THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE WAY FILM CAN."  

JENNY GAGE AND TOM BETTERTON
"...NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL OR EVOCATIVE A PICTURE IS, IT CAN’T CAPTURE THE VOICES OR PORTRAY THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE WAY FILM CAN."
 

SYNCHRODOGS "WE FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE NATURAL WORLD, INTUITION, NIGHT DREAMS."

SYNCHRODOGS
"WE FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE NATURAL WORLD, INTUITION, NIGHT DREAMS."

ARIELLE CHIARA "I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY AS A POINT OF ENTRY TO A SPACE CREATED WITHIN AN IMAGE, A FEELING SPACE”  

ARIELLE CHIARA
"I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY AS A POINT OF ENTRY TO A SPACE CREATED WITHIN AN IMAGE, A FEELING SPACE”

 

AMANDA CHARCHIAN "I AM INTERESTED IN INTIMACY. POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN, THE POTENTIAL HUMOR IN EVERYTHING, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE"  

AMANDA CHARCHIAN
"I AM INTERESTED IN INTIMACY. POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN, THE POTENTIAL HUMOR IN EVERYTHING, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE"
 

LEA COLOMBO "I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"  

LEA COLOMBO
"I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"