Lesley Burdett Photography
HEADSHOT, DARK ART & WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Things that float my boat
Soooooo how lucky am I that I get paid for my passion? Very, I count my lucky stars every day. I was in marketing & admin for 20 years before I turned professional over 10 years ago and I am so glad to be out of the rat race now. I only do about 10 -15 weddings a year as I only work the weekends I don’t have my sons as I’ve realised that my mental health is far more important and my children need me in their lives. I need them in mine too <3
Connection is THE biggest part of my photography. Meeting new people, listening and them telling their stories visually makes my heart sing. I’ve also been around long enough to know who my ideal wedding clients are too lol! I absolutely love heading to festivals (usually Shindig, Noisily and Shambala) as I love getting away from everyday life for a few days, dressing up, meeting new people and dancing my arse off into the wee small hours too.
My cameras are hardly off my hip out of wedding season as I wear a Spider holster, so I’m always ready to snap things I see whilst out and about and while I continue work on my ‘Life, Death and Everything In-Between‘ project.
I have a few side projects on the go too. My ‘F*ck You Gender‘ project is about expressions of gender and my ‘UnHidden‘ project is about revealing to the world, people’s scars and conditions we can’t see with our eyes or when we are fully clothed. Let me know if you fancy meeting up and sitting for me.
I really love to get creative too. I know a lot of amazing artists as I live near Brighton so I’m lucky to be able to organise a lot of collaborative shoots. Here’s a few examples for you:
I also love astro photography. I don’t get to do it a lot as I’m constantly juggling life however, when I do though, I absolutely love it!
Ohhh and do I love a good sunset too … especially with a large glass of rose in my hand lol!
I have a penchant for light painting too. I own a fab item called a Pixel Stick, which is basically a really long programmable lightsaber, which I really need to knuckle down and use more as it’s a fantastic bit of kit. Let me know if you want to play!
Here’s some of my light painting images which show detailed dance moves. This set involves ballet and hip hop. Do you recognise any? I’m looking to continue photographing every type of dancing and movement, so get in touch if you’d like to be involved.
I think that’s about it from me. I hope you enjoyed reading this. Take care.