SO WHO IS THIS LEIGH HORWOOD ANYWAY?
THE SHORT VERSION
Hello, my name is Leigh Horwood and I am a Brisbane based photographer and creative specialising in event, portrait (people and pets!) and landscape photography as well as video and audio services.
I aim to capture those fleeting candid moments of real human connection in the documentary style because, let’s be honest, nothing beats a real smile. So contact me to discuss your event or project now!
THE LONG VERSION
OK, I'm going to be honest with you, I am not a fan of those self-penned website biographies, especially when they are written in the third person. They always come across as overly pretentious and awkward and that's something I'd rather avoid if at all possible. So you won't be hearing me say things like "Leigh Horwood was born with a camera in his hands and has been chasing the light ever since" or "Leigh Horwood was raised by magic space wolves and survived on a steady diet of pixels and paradiddles.
The fact is, Leigh Horwood doesn't talk in third person, because Leigh Horwood finds it silly.
I am a creative based in Brisbane, Australia. Yes, I understand if the word 'creative' elicits an attack of the facepalms, I feel the same way, but honestly it is the best way to describe what it is I do. While my primary focus is in still photography, I also have experience and offer services in the fields of video, audio, music composition, writing and dog petting. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, why wouldn't I just label myself a ‘Phovidaudiomusawritepetter?’. Well because I was advised no one would be able to spell it…. I worry about the education system in this country.
I'm a late arrival to the photography game. I'd dabbled with it on and off over the years but it wasn't until my twenties that I really discovered it and promptly fell head over heels in love with the camera. I wish I had one of those amazing origin stories about picking up my parent's polaroid at age three and organising my own runway shoots with my stuffed toys by age 5, but the reality is, I didn't get my start until much later which, according to my high school science teacher is normal, we all develop at different speeds.
What I love about photography is that to be inspired, all I have to do is look through that view finder, the world is full of fleeting moments of magic, and I feel it’s my job to capture them before they disappear. Uh oh, I'm starting to sound pretentious. Let me get back on track.
In addition to photography, I also have a background in both music and audio with a degree in Audio Engineering and Production. Audio is often overlooked as part of a project and obviously there are many components that make a good video or film, but without high quality audio, everything falls apart.
So now you may be wondering, “Why should I hire you?
I believe it is no longer enough to specialise in a single discipline, to be purely a photographer, purely a videographer, purely a musician. Today, consumption of content is instant and creators of content need to be flexible, adaptable and deliver beautiful results in minimal time. This is the type of services I can provide.
But at the end of the day, what matters most in this partnership is your experience and the final result. So contact me now to discuss your project and how I can help you bring your ideas to life!