I am an on-location photographer specializing in travel, lifestyle, restaurant and hotel photography.

I first discovered photography as a medium to express my artistic vision at the age of 16.  My background includes an education in fine art photography and studio arts as well as four years in a corporate marketing and content management position. I also attribute a lot of my learning from travel. Curiosity and a love for adventure leads me to explore various cultures and destinations around the World.

My passion is in travel and on-location hospitality photography. Travel photography in general can be distant but I, instead, look to bring the viewer along for the ride by capturing the authentic travel experience. Recently, my travel editorial work has made a transition into photographing social media specific marketing campaigns. Brands are realizing that well crafted social media campaigns can have a big impact on reaching their customers on a more personal level. Consumers respond to imagery that feels familiar and the editorial style captures this best through the power of storytelling. I photograph from the consumers point of view while staying true to the branding already set in place for a product or service.

Whether photographing travel editorials, hotel interiors or brand campaigns, my style stays consistent through visual storytelling and a focus on color and light. I prefer the use of natural light, even in studio.

You can find me traveling often, seeking my next unique photo story. I reside in Jersey City and my business is local to the greater New York City area.

Partial Client List:  Appear Here, Zagat Restaurant Guides / Google, Hilton Garden Inn / Open Ocean Creative, Apple / Vault Archives, Olay Fresh Effects / DeVries Global, Olay Body / DeVries Global, MEC Global, Starr Companies, The Pablove Foundation, Stonehenge NYC, Southeastern Horticultural Society, Summerour Architects, High Museum of Art / Art Partners

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Published: Chatelaine Magazine, Coastal Living, The Educated Observer (cover), Islands Magazine, Lonely Planet, Nature's Best Photography Magazine, New York Observer, Modern Luxury's Jezebel Magazine, Photo District News (PDN), Travel Channel, Unique Honeymoons Magazine (cover), among others.

Awarded: First Place, Outdoor Scenes category, PDN World in Focus Travel Photography Contest 2014; Finalist, Photo Essay category, PDN World in Focus Travel Photography Contest 2014; Highly Honored, Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2010; Honorable Mention, ISLANDS 21st Annual Photo Contest 2010

Press:

"Photographer Leslie Parrott Finds Assignment Success with Instagram" PhotoServe, Photo District News, 05 November, 2014

"Leslie Clements Parrott is a First Place PDN WIF Winner" PhotoServe, Photo District News, 25 February 2014

All images are all rights reserved Copyright © Leslie Parrott 2016