Brian Leatart, Up Close & Personal


Brian Leatart knows his way around a camera and a kitchen, but did you know he's also proficient with a 4x5 and the great outdoors?  Brian stretches himself and his photographic vision through his personal work.

In this series he explores the theme of disintegration through vision and memory in haunting black and white double exposure prints.  Shot mostly on type 55 polaroid negative film, all double exposures were done in camera and printed in the darkroom on silver gelatin paper. The original prints are 20x24.

Pretty.Damn.Cool.

© Brian Leatart

© Brian Leatart

© Brian Leatart

© Brian Leatart

© Brian Leatart

© Brian Leatart

© Brian Leatart

© Brian Leatart



Brian received a BA in Photography from Art Center School of Design and opened his studio in 1971.  He maintains a fully staffed studio in Hollywood.  Brian has shot landscapes for fine art and magazines since the early 70's.       

Brian Leatart's work has appeared on more than 120 covers of Bon Appetit, and numerous publications including Los Angeles Magazine, Esquire, In Style, Time Inc., and books such as Wolfgang Puck's Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen, Julia Childs', The Way to CookThe Bel-Air Book of Southern California Food and EntertainingElegantly Easy Crème BrulèeThe California Pizza Kitchen CookbookThe California Pizza Kitchen Pasta CookbookNestlè Holiday EntertainingThe Quick Grill Artist, and numerous editions of Best of Bon Appetit

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