About Leslie Curchack
Originally from New York, I have lived over half my life in Northern California. My professional career as an MFT in private practice, in Hospice social work, and in local school counseling, has not kept me from pursuing my main passion of photography these past 15 years. My work has been exhibited in Bay area galleries, and also in Hawaii and New York. I was the featured photographer in the original edition of the journal Wild Hope. Since 2011 I have produced an annual calendar to benefit Daily Acts, a nonprofit sustainability group. It features my nature photography, as well as inspiration and practical actions for loving the Earth each day of the year.
The beauty of our natural environment speaks to me strongly. Taking my camera to the ocean or the mountains, or to my back garden, is a quest for images that strike the eye, mind and heart in a potent and mysterious way. I especially like conveying a sense of the underlying designs and patterns of creation, and playing with the interface between abstraction and representation. When I can use my art to inspire or reinforce a love of nature leading towards environmental awareness and stewardship, I am especially happy.