leslie. Tabony

Lifelong New Orleans resident - A consummate student of love, art, beauty, nudes. 
A woman's essence seen as rapture, depth, grace, femininity, and Infinitude.

My relationship with photography began when I started participating in a woman's circle centered on the practice of Watchfulness and Transparency.  I began exploring that which resided in my interior and a call to submission, spirituality and sensuality made their presence known; marking my heart and eyes ---- and the world was forever altered and transformed.

I am influenced by the music of Arvo Part, iconography, vision of silence and reverence on Mount Athos, Russian Orthodoxy, the Russian Empire, ancient ruins, crumbling monasteries and convents, survivors of the Holocaust, the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Fr. Jeanne Pierre de Caussade's, "Abandonment to Divine Providence" and the poetry of Pablo Neruda.

  • Inspiration comes from the soul, prayer, meditation and sensual impressions of the body, heart, and mind.

  • A state of longing fills me and I suggest it is in all of Humanity --- but, held in secret recesses.

  • Photography is a way to express and capture that which wafts in the Realms near our aura; seen and Unseen...

  • The camera, for those who are before it, becomes the trusted Instrument, allowing one to let go, finally.

  • Well, at least for moments until obscurity returns and claims...

Memberships: 2010 - Present - New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA)

Education: Masters of Business Administration (MBA) - Loyola University - 1994 - Magna Cum Laude

Employment - ILSI Engineering - 1987 - Present - Sr. VP - Operations - New Orleans, LA

 
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Call for Submissions:

2018      The Print Swap - two images selected for consideration in "The Other Art Fair In London"

2018     "The Magic of Black and White in 27 Photos"
Feature Shoot - Group Show Publication

2018      The Print Swap - two images selected for consideration in "The Indian Photography Festival"

2018      PUSH PIN SHOW - POP UP
Group Show - NOPA Gallery - New Orleans, LA

2017      Murmuration for Lights - Memory of Judy Sherrod
Group Show - PhotoNOLA  - New Orleans, LA

2017      Art Scene Today - "A Stitch In TIme" - Finalist

2015      Art Scene Today - "No Place Like Home" - Finalist

2015      Art Scene Today - "Nothing But a Dream" - Finalist

2015     Art Scene Today - "50 Shades of Grey" - Finalist
(2 photographs selected)

2015     Magdelena Juried Exhibition
Submission only - PhotoNOLA - New Orleans, Louisiana

2014     Magdelena Juried Exhibition
Submission only PhotoNOLA - New Orleans, Louisiana

2013      Magdelena Juried Exhibition
Submission only - PhotoNOLA - New Orleans, Louisiana