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Leon Cato
United Kingdom
Born in London, raised in New York, Leon has an artistic spirit that has expressed itself in many different ways throughout the years. The path began early as he illustrated his own comic books as a child and studied illustration in High School. In 2003, after a long creative break, Leon discovered the camera as a medium through which he could channel his creativity. Since then, photography has permeated every aspect of his life. Initially learing on a Minolta Srt101, he inevitably moved to digital.

Leon's photographs capture raw emotion from his subjects - a moment and its mood.His work ranges from location and studio portrait and fashion shoots to live music performances and events.

Leon moved back to London in late 2004 and his work work has been published in The Independent as well as on various music and culture websites. He has also completed work for musicians: Mz Fontaine, Shonanis, ddubble, Lemoy, PPF, Laconic Sydz, Sounds Superior, IMS. Clients also include charity Pants to Poverty and clothing lines Swagga Muffin (Roll Deep) and Katrina Browne London.

Current Residence: LahnDone
Favourite genre of music: All
Favourite photographer: Me
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Skin of choice: Mine
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin the Martian
As a photographer in current times, I spend an incredible amount of time in front of a computer - whether its managing and retouching my photographs; searching for the latest exhibition to check out; staying on top of the industry; reading artist's blogs; doing admin (AARRGHHH); working on my website; good old Social Media-ing (yes, just made that word up); and countless other tasks.

As this can easily amount to a full 16 hours straight - and more on some occasions - I need to have something audibly pleasing in the background to keep me going.

So I thought I would share some essential music that has kept me relatively sane as of late. Its only fitting that I write a blog about music I reckon, given my background of shooting musicians and my insatiable rhythmic appetite. And before you ask, yes, there are times when I get up and start dancing to a favorite tune of mine in front of the Mac. Don't judge me!!

(ps. no particular order)

Flying Lotus - Pretty much anything he does that I can get my hands on.  Love his remix work for the likes of Lil' Wayne and Andreya Triana. Also, his recent album Cosmogramma is totally nuts.

Burial - Immense Dubstep music. Particularly conducive to getting work done as its all pretty much instrumental so just guides you through your day. Both his albums are classic.

....check the blog for the rest!
  • Listening to: Kid A by Radiohead
  • Drinking: Nothing

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EeehOoops Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
thank you :heart:
Keiimy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:

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